Liverpool City Council's commitment to providing for the needs of our older community is reflected in Council's Aged and Disability program.
- Consulting with older people and identifying needs
- Supporting local service providers and networks
- Coordinating seniors community events
- Providing information and advice
- Co-convening the South West Sydney Aged & Disabilty Forum
The Ageing Strategy and Action Plan explains how Council will provide accessible and equitable services and facilities for seniors. This includes active ageing which enables individuals to achieve physical wellness and health which assists ongoing participation in social, economic, cultural and civic life. In Liverpool:
- Nearly 1 in 5 people (18.69%) are over 55;
- From 2006 to 2011 there was a 20% increase of those aged 55 to 74 years, compared to a 6% increase of 20 to 34 year olds;
- From 2006 to 2011 there was a 31% increase in people aged 85+ with this trend expected to continue.
Through this plan, Council commits to working with seniors to ensure they have opportunities to experience, and contribute to, the vibrancy of Liverpool City.
Each year, Liverpool Council celebrates Seniors Festival in partnership with Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. In 2017 the theme was iRecall: Stories of the Past / Portraits from the Future.
iRecall presented an engaging program of food, film, music and performances combining generations, innovation and art along with The Paramor Prize exhibition. Both local seniors and members of Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre Youth collaborated on these events.
Talking Portraits was a history project presented as a short film by inter-generational pairings. The presenters inventively told each other’s reflective stories which had a huge impact on the large screen.
Living Portraits was a series of live digital drawings by artists of the iRecall audience projected in the Turbine Hall.
In conjunction with The Sydney Film Festival, movies were screened while Jack Horner and Lisa Cook provided the entertainment with an amazing food provided by Bellbird Cafe.
Council supports the Ageing and Disability Forum where ageing and disability services in Bankstown, Fairfield and Liverpool meet.
The South West Sydney Aged and Disability Forum compiles a directory of services for seniors and carers.