Mitchelstown marks start of Positive Ageing Week

At the launch of the Age Friendly Pilot Project were Mitchelstown senior citizens Margaret Sheehy (left) and Kathleen Griffin who are using the new technology in their homes with Jim Daly TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for Mental Health and Older People. (Pic: Brian Lougheed)

Cork County Council, in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programme, launched a challenge to improve the resilience of Cork County’s older population by exploring low cost and accessible solutions that could assist older citizens in maintaining a good quality of life in their own homes.

With the support of the Cork Age Friendly Programme, Mitchelstown was selected to pilot one such project.

Mitchelstown is an Age Friendly Town and a committee, chaired by Cllr Kay Dawson, worked with the partners to provide a ‘test-bed’ area.

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