Age Friendly Community Plan

In September 2017, Council adopted the Shire of York’s Age Friendly Community Plan. Planning for an ageing population has never been more important. The 2016 census found that in York people aged 65 years and over make up 27.8% of our population and this figure is on an upward trend.  Many local governments are responding to these demographic changes by building age-friendly communities that promote active ageing and ageing in place.


So, what exactly is an age friendly community?

It is one that:

▪ recognises the wide range of capacities and resources among older people;

▪ anticipates and responds to ageing related needs and preferences;

▪ respects older people’s decisions and lifestyle choices;

▪ protects those who are most vulnerable; and

▪ promotes older peoples inclusion and contribution in all areas of community life.

A community that exhibits these qualities is not only an age-friendly community, it tends to better cater for the whole population.

Achievements?  ( time sensitive….)

VIEW AGE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY PLAN

VIEW PROGRESS REPORT MAY 2019