CARE scheme to help the elderly emerge from cocooning

Pictured at the announcement were Christy Roche, Liz Downes and Liz Maddox, all of the Cork Older People's Council with Cllr Ian Doyle, Mayor of the County of Cork and Tim Lucey, Chief Executive Officer, Cork County Council. (Picture: Brian Lougheed)

Local Age Friendly activists have joined forces with Cork County Council to help the elderly emerge from their Covid-19 cocoons. 

Christy Roche (Fermoy) and Liz Downes (Mitchelstown) are at the forefront of the move to help the elderly come back into their communities after months of living behind closed doors. 

As towns and villages across County Cork prepare to re-open, the Cork County Older People’s Council is asking the wider population, communities and business generally to be alert to the needs of older people.

Project ACT, Cork County Council’s initiative to help activate the county’s towns during the Covid-19 crisis, has put support for the older population at the centre of its roll-out plans. 

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