The Clare Age Friendly Alliance Board has been in existence since July 2011. Since then the main aim is to make Clare a better place in which to grow old through the delivery of the Clare Age Friendly Strategy. Access to information and services was one of the key issues raised by older people in Clare. Many older people highlighted the barriers, difficulties and challenges they experience daily when trying to access services, information or supports in their communities.
In Clare, people aged 65 and older make up almost 15% of our population. Whether you run a business, a public service serving seniors, a retail outlet or a community organisation you want to serve your clients and customers well.
The Clare Age Friendly Alliance Board wishes to make service providers, businesses, shops and the wider community aware of the needs of the older population when communicating about their services, information and activities by publishing a booklet called “A Guide to Age-Friendly Communication”.
The Clare Older People’s Council welcomed the publication of this booklet and wrote the foreword.
Training was provided to front line Local Authority staff and each participant received a copy of the Guide to Age-Friendly Communication.
Main target group: Older people in general
Sector(s): Information and communication
Desired outcome for older people:
Meet their basic needs
Name: Karen Fennessy
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