According to Westmeath's Anne Drury, President of Active Retirement Ireland.
'A whole of government' approach is needed to deal with the consequences of covid restrictions on older people.
Active Retirement Ireland is making the call, as a new report from Trinity College found one in five older people didn't leave their home between January and March 2021.
ARI President Anne Drury says the government needs to actually implement the National Positive Ageing Strategy, which was proposed back in 2013.
The Multyfarnham woman says a huge effort is needed to empower people to return to a more active life: