Wexford County Council, as part of their Age Friendly Ireland Programme, is delighted to award 10 leading Enniscorthy businesses for their work on the Age Friendly Business Programme.
The Age Friendly Business Programme encourages businesses to think about what low, or no cost, changes they can make to help their Older Customer's experience better. Participating businesses nominated an Age Friendly Champion to undergo Age Friendly training and implement three Age Friendly actions, such as providing a designated Age Friendly parking space, providing a rest chair in the premises, and displaying easy to read signage to enable a more comfortable and welcoming experience for the Older Person.
At a ceremony at Enniscorthy Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, October 12th, Councillor Aidan Browne, Cathaoirleach Enniscorthy Municipal District, presented the Age Friendly Business Charters to the following businesses who have committed to Age Friendly practices:
|C & R Print||Colette Furlong|
|Grants Pharmacy||Linda Tobin|
|Impresso Café||Kellianne McGannon|
|Kelly Local Pharmacy||Aideen Walsh|
|Kilcannon Garden Centre and Restaurant||Ben Bernie|
|Riverside Park Hotel||Áine Brauders|
|The Slaney Inn||Councillor Willie Kavanagh|
|The Whitehouse Pub||Rachel Canavan|
|Wheelocks Fruit||Carol Nolan|
These businesses can display their Age Friendly Charter and an accreditation sticker at their premises and will also be listed on the agefriendlyireland.ie website.
Wexford County Council's Age Friendly Programme Manager, Miriam Hillis, thanked and congratulated all the Age Friendly Champions on the successful completion of their training and assured the businesses involved that they would have the full support of Age Friendly Ireland going forward.
Thanking all the businesses and Age Friendly Champions involved, Mr Kevin Molloy, Chair of Wexford Older Persons Council, noted that there are three quarters of a million older people (65+) living and shopping in Ireland and this is anticipated to grow to 1.5 million by 2051. Older people account for 50% of all consumer spending in the EU. They have the time to stop, they like to shop and they are loyal customers. In addressing the Age Friendly Champions, Mr Molloy confirmed that their businesses had now joined a community of services that are great places to visit and use for older customers.
The Age Friendly Weekly Newsletter can be found on the Wexford County Council website listing any Age Friendly events of interest happening in County Wexford.