The Laois Age Friendly County Strategy is an initiative designed to create a county where older people are valued and respected.
As part of a national Age Friendly Cities and Counties Programme spear headed by Age Friendly Ireland, tea/coffee mornings were hosted by the Mountrath Branch of Telfords and Martyns Centra, Main Street Mountrath last week. Both events were a huge success!
We would like to thank all who attended and hope you all enjoyed the cup of tea and a chat.
We asked those who attended to complete a short survey on shopping with us and of ways we could improve their shopping experience with us. This was invaluable feedback and we will try incorporate your suggestions.
Thanks again for your continued support and we look forward to holding another coffee morning in the future!
At the launch of Laois Age Friendly County strategy in 2016, Cathaoirleach Catherine Fitzgerald said "We are very lucky to have a very active older population in our county. Everyone hopes that as they grow older they will be supported to remain in their own home, be listened to and taken seriously, be able to work or volunteer, enjoy a good social life, and have access to good information and healthcare. These are hopes that we, as local agencies and organisations, want to work together to fulfill in Laois."
If you would like to know more about the Laois Age Friendly Program or wish to become involved in the Age Friendly Program, drop into The Mountrath Community Forum tent in The Cottage Markets, Macra Hall, Main Street, Mountrath 10am - 2pm on the first Saturday of every month.