Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council‘s Age-Friendly Strategy (available here in English and here in Irish) aims to make dlr a great place in which to grow old. The dlr Age-Friendly Alliance has a wide range of services on offer. These are just some of them:
dlr Older Persons’ Support Co-ordination Service
In collaboration with ALONE and the Age Friendly Alliance, dlr is introducing a pilot support co-ordination service for people aged 60 and over. This service aims to promote independence, choice and well-being for older people living in dlr through supports such as company and friendship, linking with services, and advocacy and support. To find out more about this service, please contact coordinator Lisa Fennelly on (01) 679-1032 or (087) 053-5887.
Free Workshop to help avoid hospital admissions
dlr Age Friendly Alliance will be facilitating complimentary workshops to help prevent hospital admissions. The workshops, run by Home Instead, will give practical advice on how to avoid a hospital stay and how to manage the most common risk factors associated with hospitalisation.
To find out more, please contact Home Instead Senior Care on (01) 206-8022 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Network for Older People is looking for volunteers. If you can give a couple of hours per month to help improve the life of older people in the county, please contact the Administrator at 01 2822425.
The learning from the Living Well with Dementia pilot programme has now been incorporated into The Memory Harbour – a service for people concerned about their memory or diagnosed with dementia, their families and their carers. It provides information and advice for people, display of equipment and assistive technology, activities, and carer information and support sessions. Volunteers are a vital part of this service and the Memory Harbour provides education and training, and on-going support for volunteers.
The Memory Harbour can be contacted on (01) 268-0392 or by e-mailing email@example.com. If you can volunteer, please contact Mary Spain, Volunteer Co-ordinator, on (01) 706-0119 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Council operates a number of grants schemes to cover works to address mobility problems associated with ageing and to assist older people living in poor housing conditions to have essential repairs or improvements carried out. Grants are means-tested and are for qualifying owners and tenants who find that their current accommodation to be too big for their needs. Downsizing helps the Council to make better use of its housing stock as any larger properties can then be re-allocated to families on the housing list.
In return, tenants who downsize get a more manageable place to live in their local community.
For further information on what grants may be available to you, or on downsizing, please contact DLR’s Housing Department.