Age Friendly Stirling

The City’s Age-Friendly Strategy for people 50+ is up for renewal and we would appreciate all feedback to ensure we have an Age-Friendly Stirling. Closing date: 16 September 2022 Follow project

The City’s first Age-Friendly strategy was developed in 2017 and modelled on the World Health Organisation’s framework covering eight domains. Planning for an Age-Friendly City is one of the most effective ways to meet the needs of older residents and delivers benefits to the whole community. An Age-friendly City does not just benefit older people, but people of all ages including children, parents, families and people living with disabilities.

The eight domains/areas of the World Health Organisation framework are: 

  1. Outdoor spaces and building
  2. Transport
  3. Housing
  4. Social participation
  5. Respect and inclusion
  6. Civic participation and employment
  7. Communication and information
  8. Community support and health services.
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Age Friendly Strategy 2017-202218.4MB (PDF)

FAQs

What are the eight domains?

Outdoor spaces and buildings

This includes:

  • Public buildings including recreation centres, community hubs, leisure centres and libraries
  • Outdoor spaces including parks, reserves and beaches

Ensuring these are accessible and safe with relevant seating, lifts, railings and lighting are all things that help make an Age Friendly Stirling.

Transport

This includes:

  • Advocating for public transport in areas where lacking
  • Ensuring transport service providers can operate
  • Providing information to the community about transport options.

Housing

This includes:

  • Advocating for more affordable housing options
  • Age Friendly considerations in planning and land use
  • Providing information to the public on key housing service providers such as the Housing Authority.

Social participation

This includes programs and activities that encourage social connections, for example: 

  • Seniors clubs, Crafternoons, walking groups, boardgames, recreational clubs, libraries, community events and a wide range of programs.

Respect and social inclusion

This includes:

  • Intergenerational programs that encourage all ages to connect board games
  • Volunteer services
  • Celebrations of achievements from seniors such as seniors week activities.

Civic participation and employment

  • Providing a range of volunteering opportunities, involving seniors in decision making, promoting the benefits of employing older people to local businesses.

Communication and information

  • Ensuring that people who don’t have internet access are able to get the information they need. Providing information in alternative formats
  • Providing opportunities to learn technology through programs such as Be Connected.

Community support and health services

  • Stirling Community Care to ensure that Stirling residents have access to health and community support services to continue to remain independent
  • Providing information about community support and health services in the area to the public.

How will my submission be used?

Your feedback will help us ensure our new Age-Friendly Strategy is aligned with community aspirations and needs.  

Is my feedback confidential?

Yes - all responses are de-identified.  

How can I find out what the City is currently doing?

You can phone our Community Development Officers (details below) or visit www.stirling.wa.gov.au/seniors.

Do I need to be a senior to have my say?

No - we welcome feedback from all of community.

Age-Friendly communities benefit everyone. Ageing is a universal experience we all have connection to: it might be ourselves, parents, friends, family or neighbours.

Timeline

Open for community consultation

11 July 2022

Closed for community consultation

31 August 2022

Officers review findings and draft strategy

September 2022

Strategy presented to Council for endorsement

October 2022
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For more information, or to receive this information in an alternative format, please contact the Community Development Officers on (08) 9205 8981 / (08) 9205 8409 or email community@stirling.wa.gov.au.

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