Older people are invited to give their views on how Galway city can become more age-friendly.
The Galway Healthy Cities Forum, a sub group of the Galway City Development Board, is asking older people to share their feelings on the strengths and weaknesses of the city regarding features such as outdoor spaces and buildings, transportation, communication and community support.
Welcoming this development Evelyn Fanning, chairperson of the Galway Healthy Cities Forum says older people have a great opportunity to identify actions that need to be taken to make the city more age friendly.
“People can either complete the checklist themselves or if they would prefer there is also the option of having someone to go through the checklist with them or to talk to them or their group.”
She says the forum cannot solve all the issues but is committed to do what it can about the priorities that older people select.
“It is of vital importance that older people give their views on both the small as well as the big issues impacting on their lives.”
Galway Healthy Cities is a partnership initiative led by the health promotion services of the HSE West. Its aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of people living and working in Galway city. It is part of the World Health Organisation’s European Healthy Cities Network - one of the 80 European cities committed to improving people’s health and tackling inequalities. Its role is to test new approaches to improving health, develop and encourage joined-up working between organisations, and share experiences across Europe.