Seniors are invited to help plan for an age-friendly Liverpool city

Liverpool City Council invites feedback from seniors, their families, friends and care providers on the Liverpool Positive Ageing Action Plan 2021-2024.

This plan will support and guide the future growth and development of Liverpool as an age-friendly place to live, work and visit.

Council invites seniors aged 55 years and above, their carers and family members to have their say and help identify the physical, social and economic challenges and opportunities that impact on the health and wellbeing of seniors, by completing the Age-Friendly Seniors Survey before 30 October 2020.

Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller said Council is committed to supporting seniors in the community.

“In response to our city’s ageing population, Liverpool is a member of the World Health Organisation’s Global Network of Age Friendly Cities,” Mayor Waller said.

“Council is proactively planning ahead for an ageing population to facilitate the provision of services and infrastructure for an age-friendly city, ensuring seniors remain connected and engaged as active members of our community.

“It is integral for Council services to be accessible and inclusive of seniors with varying needs and capacities and the feedback from our seniors is essential in the planning process.”

In accordance with WHO age-friendly city guidelines the survey addresses eight areas that will help Council better adapt its programs and services to the needs of older people. These include the built environment, transport, housing, social participation, respect and social inclusion, civic participation and employment, communication as well as community support and health services.

“We want Liverpool to be a safe and inclusive place where people can maintain a good quality of life as they age and have access to Council services and the infrastructure they require.

“Be sure to have your say on Liverpool’s Positive Ageing plan and help guide the future physical and social determinants of an age friendly Liverpool,” Mayor Waller added.

To complete the online survey visit https://listens.liverpool.nsw.gov.au/.

For more information or to get a print version of the survey (printed copies also available in Arabic, Hindi, Vietnamese and Simplified Chinese) phone Josephine Zappia on 8711 7835 or email zappiaj@liverpool.nsw.gov.