The Government has agreed that Level 5 as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will apply nationally until April 5th 2021. The Government has clearly stated that there is an absolute need to minimise the level of mobility and congregation of people in order to reduce all opportunities for transmission of the virus.

Consequently, and in line with current public health guidance, the Offices of Offaly County Council are closed for walk-in services to support this reduced mobility policy.

Public access cannot be facilitated during LEVEL 5 restrictions. Therefore, Offaly County Council services will be available by telephone, email, online post and only where absolutely necessary and in exceptional circumstances by appointment. Please read latest information.

Offaly Age Friendly County Programme

A successful Age Friendly County Programme works to create the kinds of communities in which older people live autonomous, independent and valued lives. Positive health and wellbeing as we age is fundamental to our vision for Offaly. A great deal of the Offaly Age Friendly County Programme will also focus on actions and developments in other areas; in creating walkable, attractive and accessible communities and age-friendly spaces, and by introducing actions to address participation and inequality. People of all ages across Offaly will be supported to enjoy healthier, more active and connected lives.

The Alliance is a senior level, cross sector group whose member agencies have formed an overarching strategic partnership to develop and oversee the realisation of the Offaly Age Friendly County Strategy. Member organisations include:

Offaly County Council - Health Service Executive - An Garda Síochana - Offaly Local Enterprise Office - Offaly Older People’s Network - Local Link Laois Offaly Laois Offaly - Laois Offaly Education and Training Board - Midland Regional Hospital at Tullamore - Athlone Institute of Technology - Offaly Library Service - Offaly Local Development Company - Offaly Sports Partnership

Offaly Age Friendly Strategy.pdf (size 1.8 MB)

Contact details:  Bridie Costello-Hynes (Age Friendly Coordinator) Phone: 087 1198591 or Email: bcostellohynes@offalycoco.ie

Connecting the Faithful Newsletters

Offaly Age Friendly Alliance are delighted to publish the newsletters below which are for all in our Community to enjoy at this time. Our primary audience is to those cocooning, the most isolated and those who may not have Internet access.

We hope it offers some light reading and challenges the mind and maybe the body a little too.

We wish to thank An Post for distribution across the county to those without Internet access but if you know of someone who might enjoy it feel free to download a copy for them below.

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Offaly Age Friendly Alliance