Cavan Age Friendly County

Since 2008, the Social Inclusion Unit has been working with the Cavan 050 Network, a network of older people’s groups in the county, to develop projects that will enhance services for older people.

Different sections of the Council initated Pilot projects, including a block book loan scheme with the library service, work with the County Museum on Bealtaine events, and meetings have been held with Arts Office to explore the involvement of older people in the arts.

Age Friendly Strategy

The Age Friendly Strategy is a three year plan to help improve the quality of life of older people in Cavan in the coming years. Actions will include the creation of new outdoor recreational spaces for older people (such as bowling greens and amenity areas), setting up men’s sheds, improved transport facilities for older people, greater accessibility of information, and programmes to improve health outcomes for older people.

Information for older people

Cavan County Council addressed information gaps by putting together a booklet that provides clear information on Council services, such as housing grants, water grants, Sports Partnership supports, and planning information.

We also worked with the County Cavan Citizens Information Service to include additional information relevant to older people, such as pension entitlements and other grants.

If you have any further questions or queries regarding services for older people, please get in touch using the following details.