National Council for the Aged: report on its second term of office, June 1984-March 1989.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/336158
Title:
National Council for the Aged: report on its second term of office, June 1984-March 1989.
Authors:
National Council for the Aged
Citation:
National Council for Aged, 1989. National Council for the Aged: report on its second term of office, June 1984-March 1989. Dublin: National Council for the Aged.
Publisher:
National Council for the Aged
Issue Date:
1989
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/336158
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
It was the 1968 Inter-Departmental Care of the Aged Report that first suggested the formation of a National Council for the Aged. This suggestion was implemented - in modified form - in June 1981 when the then Minister for Health, Dr. Michael Woods T.D. set up the first National Council for a three year term with a brief to advise the Minister for Health on all aspects of the welfare of the aged. The first Council, under the able Chairmanship of the late Dr. Michael Killeen, identified two key objectives to be pursued in response to the challenge of an expanding elderly population. These were the need for positive discrimination in favour of the most vulnerable groups within the elderly population and for the creation of more positive attitudes to ageing. The first Council completed six studies on aspects of these themes ranging from an analysis of State income maintenance provision for the elderly, to obtaining views of elderly people on what it was like to live alone in rural Ireland. Key areas for further study were identified which proved of invaluable assistance when the present Council took office in 1984 and began to plan its work programme.
Keywords:
OLDER PEOPLE; AGEING
Series/Report no.:
Report; 21

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNational Council for the Ageden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-26T12:03:43Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-26T12:03:43Z-
dc.date.issued1989-
dc.identifier.citationNational Council for Aged, 1989. National Council for the Aged: report on its second term of office, June 1984-March 1989. Dublin: National Council for the Aged.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/336158-
dc.descriptionIt was the 1968 Inter-Departmental Care of the Aged Report that first suggested the formation of a National Council for the Aged. This suggestion was implemented - in modified form - in June 1981 when the then Minister for Health, Dr. Michael Woods T.D. set up the first National Council for a three year term with a brief to advise the Minister for Health on all aspects of the welfare of the aged. The first Council, under the able Chairmanship of the late Dr. Michael Killeen, identified two key objectives to be pursued in response to the challenge of an expanding elderly population. These were the need for positive discrimination in favour of the most vulnerable groups within the elderly population and for the creation of more positive attitudes to ageing. The first Council completed six studies on aspects of these themes ranging from an analysis of State income maintenance provision for the elderly, to obtaining views of elderly people on what it was like to live alone in rural Ireland. Key areas for further study were identified which proved of invaluable assistance when the present Council took office in 1984 and began to plan its work programme.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNational Council for the Ageden_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesReporten_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries21en_GB
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subjectAGEINGen_GB
dc.titleNational Council for the Aged: report on its second term of office, June 1984-March 1989.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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