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Positive Ageing Strategy 2013-2019

The Buloke Shire Council Positive Ageing Strategy 2013-2019 has been prepared in partnership with the Buloke community and it reflects Council’s commitment to recognising and respecting the significant contribution of older people in creating vibrant and viable communities.

The development of a Positive Ageing Strategy was considered to be a logical step in providing Council and the community with a framework on which to build and enhance the strengths of our local rural communities and to prepare Council to be able to adequately respond to the projected growth of our aged population cohort.

The Strategy has been informed through an extensive Shire wide community consultation process including a series of community workshops in the individual townships, community surveys, and consultation with local health service providers and community organisations.

The Positive Ageing Strategy will assist Council to enable older people living in the Buloke Shire to live independent, healthy, and active lifestyles. Implementation of the actions articulated in the Strategy will assist older people to remain socially connected within their communities and provide them with opportunity to be engaged in community decision making processes. It is important that Council acknowledges and considers the needs of older people when proposing and planning projects and initiatives to improve the liveability of the Buloke Shire and adoption and implementation of the Strategy will help to achieve this objective.

Copies of the Positive Ageing Strategy 2013-2019 are available by downloading it here or by contacting Council’s Community Services Department on 1300 520520.