Many councils have developed Ageing Strategies to address the needs of older people in the community. These strategies identify the impacts of an ageing population and provide a framework for response.
LGNSW has developed the Integrated Age-Friendly Toolkit to help NSW councils link their Ageing Strategies to the broader council Community Strategic Plan, Delivery Program and Operational Plan, in addition to the State Government's NSW Ageing Strategy 2016-2020.
Seniors across NSW are being encouraged to take part in an exciting new low impact sporting initiative to help them stay active and connected in their communities. Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies and Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres launched the Modified Sports Program, a partnership between the NSW Government, Football NSW, Netball NSW and Gymnastics NSW, in August 2017.
Increasing Social Connection for Older People in Marginalised Communities
Social isolation can be a major problem for older people and contributes to poor physical and mental health. Social connection is an important protective factor, significantly increasing a person’s wellbeing.
NCOSS conducted a round table exercise in June 2017 to bring together members and sector stakeholders to explore the barriers and enablers to social connection for older people from marginalised communities. This Scoping Paper outlines some planning strategies for systemic response to this issue.
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