Aiming for an Age-Friendly WA: The State's First Seniors Strategy Released

Published on Monday, 12 June 2023 at 4:00:00 PM

Western Australia’s first Seniors Strategy – a plan that will guide the Government in supporting older residents over the next 10 years – has been released, and can now be viewed on the State Government website.

This Strategy will assist the Government in providing long-term assistance to seniors across the State, with a focus on helping them feel valued, safe, and empowered to lead happy and fulfilling lives in age-friendly communities.

It aims to ensure WA seniors can thrive physically, mentally, and spiritually; live securely; stay connected and engaged; and have their views heard – all important initiatives in communities like Toodyay that have a significant elderly population.

The Strategy is accompanied by the State’s first five-year Action Plan (2023-2027) that sets out a range of relevant actions, including a campaign to tackle ageism in WA.

Both documents have been developed following extensive consultation, including discussions with and surveying of more than 2,600 people – primarily seniors and pre-seniors, as well as community service providers, peak bodies, and a range of government agencies.

The Seniors Strategy and Action Plan can be viewed via the link above, or by clicking the button below.

View the Strategy and Action Plan

Not sure where to start offering support to Toodyay’s seniors? Consider joining us for our upcoming ‘Staying in Place’ session, where you can find out more about and give feedback on this assistance program for elderly residents, currently being rolled out in communities Australia-wide. Click here to find out more.

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