Conversation with Irish Rural Link Series 3: 18th November 2020

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Irish Rural Link are inviting you to join them in conversation with Séamus Boland, CEO Irish Rural Link and President of Group Three, European Economic and Social Council as we discuss

“Supporting Older People to Live Independently

On Wednesday 18th November 2020 10am- 11am

Joining the discussion are:

Minister Mary Butler– Minister of State Department of Health with responsibility for Mental Health and Older People.

Mark Hazzard– General Manager of McAuley Place

Geraldine Ryan – Manager, Community Catering COPE Galway

Research indicates that home based caring is the preferred option for many older people and their families.  A recent survey by Active Retirement Ireland found 82% of those surveyed had a clear preference to ageing at home and in their own communities, with just 1% saying they would opt for long-term residential care. Government also indicate a preference for Home Care as it is the most cost effective method. In this webinar we look at the supports, Government policies and initiatives currently in place to enable this. We also assess the need for further resources to turn plans into actions and we ask “what role can communities play in delivering these services?”

To Register in advance for this webinar, see:


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