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14/05/2024

Your Voice Matters in Creating an Age-Friendly Borough

Residents aged 50 and above residing in Antrim and Newtownabbey are warmly invited to participate in the Age-Friendly Consultation hosted by the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council. This presents a valuable opportunity for you to share your personal experiences of ageing within the Borough, contributing to the preparation of future plans.

The World Health Organisation Age-Friendly framework proposes eight interconnected domains that can help to identify and address barriers to the well-being and participation of older people.  These are reflected in the Council’s Age-Friendly Action Plan, including:

  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Social participation
  • Respect and social inclusion
  • Civic participation and employment
  • Communication and information
  • Community support and health services
  • Outdoor Spaces and Buildings

Recently, Mrs Kelly Doyle, Council’s Age-Friendly Officer, engaged with over 100 residents across the Borough in a number of consultation sessions. These sessions facilitated discussions on the three-year Antrim and Newtownabbey Age-Friendly Action Plan. Attendees had the opportunity to review the draft plan and share feedback, drawing from their expertise and knowledge of best practices.

If you missed this consultation, don’t worry – there is still time to have your say. The consultation is now available online until 24 July 2024. If you have trouble accessing the consultation online, the Council will be hosting drop-in sessions at local libraries on the dates and times below. These will help assist residents who wish to give their feedback.

Library

Date

Time

Rathcoole

Tuesday 28 May

10.30 - 11.30am

Glengormley

Friday 31 May

1.00 - 2.00pm

Cloughfern

Thursday 30 May

2.30 - 3.30pm

Randalstown

Tuesday 25 June

1.30 - 2.30pm

Greystone

Thursday 27 June

10.30 - 11.30am

Crumlin

Friday 28 June

3.00 - 4.00pm

Ballyclare

Friday 19 July

10.00 - 11.00am

Antrim

Tuesday 23 July

2.00 - 3.00pm

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Mark Cooper commented, “I would encourage residents to complete the Age-Friendly Consultation. Your perspective is crucial as we work together to make our community better for everyone.”

For more details on the consultation or to have your say, visit antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/age-friendly-consultation