MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre has proudly been recognised as Ireland’s first Age Friendly Shopping Centre since October 2016. The team at the shopping centre believes that the ageing population represents a considerable demographic for Irish businesses and so, have implemented changes to enhance the Centre for their older customers including:
• Dedicated age friendly parking spaces
• Dedicated mall seating
• Reading glasses in participating stores
• Dementia awareness training programme
• Free wheelchair loan service
In addition, the Centre has implemented a discount scheme for over 60’s on Wednesday mornings until noon. Customers should avail of this scheme by registering at the Customer Service Desk which will allow them to enjoy discounted rates at participating stores.
The Centre has long established itself a user-friendly space, with their dedicated baby feeding room, free Wi-Fi, play areas, height adjustable changing bench, autism friendly shopping hours and dedicated autism car parking spaces. Most recently the Centre launched the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower program.
The aim of this new initiative is to continue to ensure a more inclusive shopping experience by discreetly providing additional support to those who may need it. By simply wearing the hidden disabilities sunflower Centre staff can identify if a person may require some extra help, time, or assistance. For more information on this scheme or to avail of the Hidden Disabilities lanyard please contact the Customer Service Desk.