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Health and Wellbeing

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has launched the second Age Friendly Strategy and Action Plan, which will enable the Council and its Age Friendly Partners to continue making the district a place where it’s citizens can flourish as they age, and lead healthy, active and engaged lives.

Age Friendly Strategy and Action Plan 2021-2023

The publication of this strategy and action plan builds on all the good work that has already been undertaken by the Age-Friendly Strategic Alliance plan for 2016-2019. This phase of the Age-Friendly Strategic Alliance’s journey marks the beginning of a process that will see a coordinated approach being adopted by the organisations and groups which make up the Alliance, to create a more age-friendly district. 

Newry, Mourne and Down is projected to record the highest increase by the Northern Ireland Local Government District (LGD), in the over 65s by 2028.  Considering the change in age profile of the population is vital for the Council to plan for the requirements of older people.  

The current Age Friendly Strategy and Action Plan represent commitments from a wide range of partners in the Alliance to not only put older residents centre stage but to have them involved in both the formation and delivery of the work needed.  This in turn will act as a catalyst to make Newry Mourne and Down an age-friendly district and a great place in which to live and grow older.

For further information please contact:

Lorraine O’Reilly
Age Friendly Co Ordinator
T: 0330 137 4652
M:  07711919447
E: lorraine.oreilly@nmandd.org 


Environmental Health Department Contact Details

Email: ehealth@nmandd.org

Telephone: 0330 137 4024


  • NMDDC Age Friendly Action Plan 2021-2023
  • NMDDC Age Friendly Strategy 2021-2023