Ageing Well Network: A Case Study of an Irish Success Story in the Field of Ageing

Ageing Well Network, 2015

ageing well networkThe Ageing Well Network in the Republic of Ireland, established in 2007, filled a considerable gap in bringing together senior level executives to discuss, in a safe and stimulating environment, the challenges and promises of an expanding older population.

The ageing field in Ireland owes much to the work of the Network as its various initiatives and stature contributed significantly to an increased focus on ageing in Ireland, helped raise the profile of ageing issues as a national priority and brought issues forward that were not previously discussed.

As this case study indicates, while networks are not in short supply, the particular characteristics of the Ageing Well Network are noteworthy and could be useful for other organizations looking to bring together a fragmented field and influence both national and local policy.

Ageing Well Network: A Case Study of an Irish Success Story in the Field of Ageing