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News | Posted on: 11 November, 2019

Mitchelstown Age Friendly Sensors and Alarms for the Elderly Pilot Project Launched at Forrest Hall Community Centre in Mitchelstown as part of Positive Ageing Week.
At the launch were, from left: Jane O’Flynn, Health Iniatiive Hub Ireland and CIT; Cllr. Frank O’Flynn, deputising for the Mayor of the County of Cork; Cllr. Kay Dawson, Chair of Mitchelstown Age Friendly; Jim Daly TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for Mental Health and Older People and Fiona Hayes, Age Friendly Programme Mngr Cork Co Co.
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.
Pic: Brian Lougheed