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How Age Friendly is our Borough?

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council will soon be releasing a consultation to assess how age friendly the Borough is.  The consultation will be based on the World Health Organisations eight domains of Age Friendly.  These are; Outdoor spaces and buildings, transportation, housing, social participation, respect and inclusion, civic participation and employment, communication and information and finally community support and health services.

Newtownabbey Senior Citizens Forum will be carrying out the consultation on behalf of the Council.  The Forum has 137 members and work with in excess of 20 groups across the Borough.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Billy Webb said;

“As an inclusive Borough, it is important that we continue to monitor and improve our services to all members of our community.  The Newtownabbey Senior Citizens Forum will be completing a survey with 100 residents from each district electoral area on our behalf.  The results of this survey will provide baseline data which we can use to develop our Age Friendly strategy and incorporate into our 3 year plan”.