Walkability Survey as part of Cobh Age Friendly town

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The Great Island Community Forum are looking for interested volunteers to take part in a walkability survey of Cobh town on Saturday 17th June at 11am.

The Walkability Survey is part of the consultation stage of the Age Friendly Town programme in conjunction with Cork County Council. Having applied to the Council, Cobh was named as one of three new Cork county towns to roll out the project over the next 2 years, to become an age friendly town.

A walkability audit involves a group of people getting together and walking a short, planned route in the town in order to assess how easy or difficult it is to walk. It is a great way of understanding how a town works for older people and how it could be improved.

We are looking for people with a mixture of abilities and needs to participate in the organised walk. Walkers will be joined by a leader for the walk and will fill in a survey afterwards. Light refreshments will be provided after the walk. We will be meeting at Cobh Family Resource Centre at 11am on Saturday 17th June. We hope you will join us and play your part in making Cobh age friendly, which will benefit us all.