Limerick, Ireland

2015 challenge

With a period of rapid urbanization underway in Ireland, cities like Limerick increasingly need ways to support their aging populations. Older adults who may not be relocating to city centers face increasing barriers to accessing high quality services and support, living in a safe and accessible environment, contributing meaningfully to their community, and practicing a lifestyle that helps avoid chronic conditions later in life. Limerick, which has Ireland's fastest aging population, aims to improve quality of life and independence of older adults through increased connectivity and improved access to key services. The city wants to develop a data management framework that would enable them to predict and respond to the needs of older people, especially those in more isolated and disadvantaged areas.