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Dublin Declaration

Published: 02/12/2015

Certificates which reaffirm Flintshire County Councils commitment to the national Dublin Declaration agreement to create an age-friendly community are on view at County Hall, Mold. As the number of people living longer increases, councils need to consider ways to ensure that communities offer quality of life for the older population. The signing of the Dublin Declaration by the Council in February 2014 adds an important dimension to the work that is already being undertaken across the County. The declaration is a public statement of intent to work with other organizations, share experiences, and promote equal rights and opportunities for older people. Displaying the certificates marks the launch of the Ageing Well in Flintshire plan which sets out the work that will be taking place across Flintshire to support older people to maintain their wellbeing and independence – to make Flintshire a good place to grow old. The plan has been developed in response to the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales ‘Ageing Well in Wales’ programme which identifies five priority areas for action that will have a positive impact on the lives of older people in Wales, ensuring they are able to remain healthy and active and continue to contribute to family and community life. Councillor Christine Jones, Cabinet Member for Social Services said: “Living in a community that is sensitive to individual needs is something we all want to experience. The signing of the agreement puts the Council on an international stage and will provide further confirmation of dedicated, on-going work. It will enable the Council to participate in a co-ordinated network across Wales which will work to adapt the guidelines of the World Health Organisation to best fit with Welsh communities.” For more information about the Ageing Well in Wales programme, visit: Caption from left to right Councillor Christine Jones, Councillor Ray Hughes, Chairman of the County Council and Neil Ayling , Chief Officer for Social Services.