Joan

Contact Person
Title: 
Mrs.
First Name: 
Joan
Family Name: 
Martin
Position: 
Chief Executive
E-mail address: 
joan.martin@louthcoco.ie
Phone number (Numbers only, please include your country international dialling code after the +): 
+353429324109
General Information
Complete name of the applicant institution/organisation in original language: 
Louth County Council
Translation of the complete name of the applicant institution/organisation in English: 
Louth County Council
Official address of the institution/organisation: 
Louth County Council
Street, number: 
County Hall
compl. Address: 
Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland
Post Code: 
xxx
City: 
Dundalk
Country: 
IrelandLouth County Council
Current affiliation
The AFE-INNOVNET Thematic Network: 
Yes
The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy aging: 
Yes
An affiliated member of the WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities: 
Yes
The WHO European Healthy Cities Network: 
Yes
The signatories of the 2013 Dublin Declaration on Age-Friendly Cities and Communities in Europe: 
Yes
Type of organisation
Type of organisation: 
Local authority (e.g. community, municipality, town, city, county) » Full member
Additional information
size of our total population: 
122000 inhabitants
We are already working on: 
TransportationHousingSocial participationRespect and social inclusionCivic participation and employmentCommunication and informationCommunity support and health servicesOutdoor spaces and buildings
Building on the previous information, please provide a brief summary (250-300 words) of your city or community's policies, programmes and services targeted at older people and how you are planning to make your community more age-friendly. If your application is successful, this summary will be published on the Covenant's website: 

The Louth Age freindly County programme is promoted and delivered by the Louth Age Friendly Alliance. The Louth Age Friendly County Strategy was developed on the 8 framework programme areas of the World Health Organisation Guidelines. The strategy was informed by older people ina widespread...

Engagement of older people: how are you engaging and involving older people in the process of becoming a more age-friendly city or community? (E.g. Seniors Council, focus group, open consultation, etc.): 

we have a well established Older Persons Forum and also carry out consultation with wide group of 200 people or more from time to time.

Cross-sectoral collaboration: What mechanisms have you/are you planning to put in place to facilitate collaborative planning and implementation between different departments of the local administration and across sectors?: 

We have a well establsihed Age Friendly Allaince comprising representatives from all stakeholder groups, public sector, private sector, Older Persons Forum, local government, etc