Seniors Participation Plan

For many of our older residents, the prospect of retirement has quite some appeal, with its prospects of time to enjoy family and grandchildren, the chance to travel, the time to devote to long-neglected interests and the chance to catch up with old friends. It is also a time of some apprehension at the contemplation of the frailty, ill health and financial insecurity which often accompany the concluding years of life’s journey.

In this plan, we have identified the extent to which our population is ageing, and the task which lies ahead for both the Council and other agencies in providing opportunities for an active and well serviced ageing population, and the care and welfare of those who are frail, unwell or disabled.

This plan is informed by Council’s research, discussion and comprehensive engagement with service providers, the community and staff from across Council.