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Ageing is About Living Strategy and Action Plan

Council is committed to supporting older residents to remain fit and active and to live independently in the community for as long as they are able to do so. Ageing is for Living outlines how Council will achieve this over the next three years.

The strategy focuses on people who have retired from the workforce, taking account of the needs of active people as well as the more frail and vulnerable people in the community. This includes consideration of the needs of Indigenous people and people with chronic and complex health care needs, whose life expectancy is less than that of the general community.

It also considers how Council can facilitate access for older people in the community to a range of activities, including existing clubs and community facilities.

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A primary goal for the next three years is to develop a more collaborative approach to addressing the challenges of supporting older people to remain living in the community. All areas of Council work with older people and/or develop and maintain infrastructure that promotes the health and wellbeing of all people in the community, regardless of age. Consequently, the Plan promotes an integrated, whole-of-council approach to addressing the needs of older people.

The Plan focuses on the key strategies which the World Health Organisation found to be important for older people to support them to live their lives to the fullest. It has been developed in consultation with older residents, organisations, which provide services for older people, and Council staff.

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