Age friendly seating installed by popular city beach

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Galway Daily news Age friendly seating installed by popular city beach
Age Friendly Seating at The Prom. Photo: Cormac Mac Mahon/Galway City Council

New public seating installed by Ladies Beach in Salthill has been designed to provide comfort and support to older people.

Age Friendly Galway worked with the city council on subtle changes to upgrade works planned for public amenities in Salthill.

The depth and height of the seating was adjusted, while the provision of arm rests give more support, and the tilted back makes it more comfortable for older people.

Mayor of Galway City Cllr Clodagh Higgins recently met with members of Salthill Active Retired, Access For All, AMACH!, Silver Rainbows and Salthill Men’s Shed group to test out the new seats.

“I’m delighted to be in a position to launch this project, particularly as the project was the result of such close cooperation and design across Galway City Council.

The project adds hugely to the attractiveness and suitability of the public realm in the heart of our city,” Cllr Higgins said.

The seating is located close to public toilets and parking, and with a wonderful view out over Galway Bay.

Galway City Council is inviting suggestions of where else may require seating improvements, or new seating, to ensure Galway is a great City to grow old in.