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County Mayor to Launch Cork Age Friendly County Strategy 2016-21 next Monday

County Mayor to Launch Cork Age Friendly County Strategy 2016-21 next Monday


The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr John Paul O’Shea will officially launch the Cork Age Friendly County Strategy on Monday April 11th, 2016 at 10.30am at County Hall, Cork.  The Mayor will be joined by Tim Lucey, Chief Executive, Cork County Council together with a number of invited older members of the Cork Community and students from Colaiste Choilm in Ballincollig.


The Cork Age Friendly County Strategy is a five year framework plan which sets out to make Cork a great place in which to live and grown old.  The strategy is intended to provide a structure for interagency cooperation, essential to improving the quality of life for older people in Cork County together with the support of older people through the Cork County Older Peoples Council, statutory, community, voluntary and private sectors.

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To celebrate this launch, the documentary film ‘Older than Ireland’ will be screened in the Cinemobile, Irelands only mobile cinema, which will be parked at the front of County Hall immediately after the launch and in four other county towns on subsequent days in Cork County.  Older people and secondary school students are very welcome to attend.  The film’s director, Alex Fegan will host intergenerational discussions following the screenings and it should be an enjoyable experience for all.


The screenings are as follows:


Skibbereen         Norton House Car Park – Tuesday 12th April – 10am and 12.30pm

Youghal                The Quays Car Park – Wednesday 13th April – 9.30am and 12.00pm

Mitchelstown   Community Leisure Centre –Friday 15th April – 9.00am and 11.00 am  

Kinsale                  Pier Road Car Park – Saturday 16th April – 12.30 pm



Admission to the screenings is FREE but please book in advance through as seating is limited. There is a poster attached which you might like to circulate to any interested group. Places are filling up fast.