Ageing Well Strategy 2018-2021
Our communities are changing - We are ageing, and living longer than ever before.
Over 27% of our population is currently over 65 years of age and this is predicted to increase to 38% by 2036. This status and rate of change is substantially greater than the nation, the state and the region.
An ageing population brings with it both challenges and opportunities. The task for all of us – council, government, service providers, businesses and community – is how best to manage the challenges and seize the opportunities.
Federation Council is determined to ensure our communities are supported to live happy, healthy and active lives as they age. To that end, Council is preparing an Ageing Well Strategy that will identify long term strategies and priority actions for Council over the next four years.
The Strategy will look to ways council can work with a whole of community approach and will identify the specific services, infrastructure and programs that Council has direct control and influence in delivering.
The development of the Strategy will take place from November 2017 – May 2018 and will include literature and data reviews, service provider interviews, a community survey and focus groups of older adults across the Council.
Council has engaged 13 Ageing Well Ambassadors to help with the project. The Ambassadors form part of the Ageing Well Steering Committee and will assist by; hosting focus groups of older adults; distributing surveys across the Council; and being a conduit of information from the community to the steering committee.
The Steering Committee aim to have a draft of the Strategy available for community comment by April 2018.
To find out more about the project:
Contact Federation Council P: 02 6033 8999.
Want to speak with a locally based Ageing Well Ambassador? Find out names and contacts details.(PDF, 363KB)
The draft Ágeing Well strategy is currently on exhibition for community review and feedback by 5pm Wednesday 13 June, 2018.
The image below is of some of the Federation Council Ageing Well Ambassadors.