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12/10/2020

Council accepted into Global Network

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is delighted to have been accepted as a member of the World Health Organisation’s Global Network for Age Friendly Cities and Communities.

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is delighted to have been accepted as a member of the World Health Organisation’s Global Network for Age Friendly Cities and Communities.

As a member, the Council will now be part of a growing global movement of communities and cities that are striving to better meet the needs of their older residents.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Jim Montgomery said;

“I am delighted that the Council has been welcomed as a member of this important and evolving network. This membership strengthens our commitment to sharing and promoting the values and principles central to the Age-friendly approach which includes involving older people in decision making affecting their lives.”

The Mayor continues;

“As a Council, we want to foster healthy and active ageing and make it possible for our residents to continue to live their lives to the full. The fact that we are the first council in NI to apply for membership since the Northern Ireland Regional Age Friendly Network was established in December 2018 is testament to the importance that we place on making sure our Borough is a place where people of all ages can live healthy and active lives.”


The Council is committed to creating age-friendly local environments and will continue to do this by implementing the four steps as set out by the Global Network:

  1.  Involving older people and stakeholders in assessing the age friendliness of the Borough,

  2. Strategic Planning, as part of Council’s overall Community Planning process, to develop a shared vision of age friendliness

  3. Implementing and local age friendly action plan

  4. Monitoring and evaluating this action plan.

Membership of this network will also enable the Council to share experience and best practice with other members across the world.

For more information on Age Friendly in the Borough T. 028 9034 0160 or E. envhealth@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

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