Louth is the first age-friendly county in Ireland, and leads the way for others to follow.
The Louth Age Friendly County Programme is promoted and delivered by the Louth Age Friendly Alliance. The Louth Age Friendly County Strategy was developed on the 8 framework programme areas of the World Health Organisation Guidelines. The strategy was informed by older people in a widespread consultative process.
The Louth Age Friendly Initiative was the 11th entrant to the WHO Global Age Friendly Cities Network and the first county in Ireland to achieve that status. Louth hosted a delegation from the WHO conference in the DkIT where the fellow participants across the globe got the chance to see a successful model of Age Friendly planning and delivery.