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Draft Positive Ageing Strategy on exhibition

8 October, 2015Posted in: Community
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking feedback from residents on its draft Positive Ageing Strategy and Action Plan which are now on public exhibition.

Council’s Ageing and Disability Officer, Nicola Robson explained the purpose of the ten year draft Strategy and Action Plan.

“As our population gets older, it’s important that we accommodate and meet their needs,” Ms Robson said.

“These documents help us identify the impact of our local ageing population and also identify future challenges and opportunities.

“It’s an issue not isolated to the Southern Highlands but something that councils across the country are coming to terms with.”

The Action Plan in particular identifies four key Positive Ageing Focus areas.

These include:

  • A safe and accessible community
  • Independence and good health
  • Participation in community life
  • Information and communication

The draft Strategy and Action Plan have been developed using information gathered from a number of community consultation activities including a community survey.

For further information, or to view a copy of the draft Positive Ageing Strategy (2016 – 2026) and Action Plan, visit www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au, the Moss Vale Civic Centre or Council’s Mittagong, Bowral and Moss Vale libraries.

Submissions and feedback close 4.30pm Friday 30 October 2015.

Submissions can be made:

Following the close of the exhibition period, all responses will be collated and included in a final report to be considered by Council.

For further information contact Council’s Ageing and Disability Officer on phone (02) 4868 0801.