dlr Older People’s Council (OPC)

The Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Older People’s Council (dlr OPC) was established as ‘Dún Laoghaire  Rathdown Network for Older People’ in 2001. The dlr OPC is a representative group of and for older people, with some 40 member groups, clubs and associations across the county and is open to all non commercial groups, organisations and individuals, committed to improving the quality of life of older people in the county.
The role of the dlr OPC is to:
• identify priority areas of need and to speak with a unified authentic voice on matters of concern for older people in dlr,
• inform and influence the decision-making process of the dlr Age-Friendly Alliance and dlr Age-Friendly Programme,
• represent the diversity that exists among our ageing population in dlr,
• participate in the National Committee of Older People’s Council’s.

Every year, the dlr Older People’s Council run a Small Transport Grant and Events Grant Scheme for its registered member groups to help cover the cost of transport and organising events during the year as well as arranging an annual event and AGM for its member groups. Member groups also receive regular updates on events, activities and funding opportunities and membership of the OPC is free of charge and open to all older people’s groups, clubs, associations, Day Care Centres, Nursing Homes, designated older persons accommodation etc. located in dlr.
The dlr OPC works in co-operation with and receives funding from the dlr Age-Friendly Programme and is part of the national Age-Friendly Ireland Programme. The dlr OPC committee meet on a monthly basis in County Hall, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and from time to time, in the Dundrum area.
The dlr OPC have the support of a part-time Administrator, Sinead O’ Sullivan and Sinead is located in the designated OPC Office located in 88 Inagh Court, Ballybrack.
Open Monday – Friday from 9a.m – 12.30p.m
At this location photocopying and shredder services are available at a much-reduced rate to our member groups. Currently the dlr Older People’s Council Committee are looking for new members from the western side of the county who are committed to improving the quality of life of older people in dlr. Please support us as we continue our work to enhance the quality of life for older people living in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.

If your group is interested in registering with the dlr OPC and availing of the many supports available or if you would like more information on joining the dlr OPC committee. It is free to register and become a member group of the dlr OPC.

Contact: Sinead O’Sullivan
Administrator, dlr Older People’s Council,
88 Inagh Court, Ballybrack, Glenageary,
Co Dublin, A96 H1F8
Tel: 01 282 2425
Email: dlrolderpeoplescouncil@gmail.com

The dlr Older People’s Council Membership Application Form for Age-Friendly Groups, Clubs and Associations is available HERE.