Forums for an Age-Friendly Lane Cove
Council has embarked on preparing a ‘Strategy for an Age-Friendly Lane Cove’. It hopes to become just the seventh Australian community to join the World Health Organisation’s Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities. If successful, it would be the first local government area in New South Wales to gain membership.
Being an ‘age-friendly community’ means that the area is a good place for older people to live, work and visit. Lane Cove, just like the rest of Australia, has an ageing population. At the last Census, over a quarter of the population was aged 55 years and over, and this number is increasing, particularly those aged 60-69 years of age.
The aim is to receive suggestions for improvements which may include strategies to address problems experienced by older people who want to use public transport, walk or drive around the area, find appropriate housing, be involved in the community or attend social activities, or to get the information they need.
In order to become an Age-Friendly Community, Council is asking for feedback, local knowledge and ideas.
Council recently held two community ‘Forums for an Age-Friendly Lane Cove’. All older people 55 and over who live, work or visit Lane Cove, as well as their carers, were welcome to attend..
Survey for an Age-Friendly Lane Cove
A survey is now available for older people and their carers to fill out. This asks people to rate Lane Cove’s current age-friendliness, and to make suggestions for improvements
Survey forms are available from:
- Lane Cove and Greenwich Libraries
- Lane Cove Civic Centre foyer (48 Longueville Rd, Lane Cove)
- Lane Cove and North Side Community Services (164 Longueville Road, Lane Cove) or
- Online at Council’s website.
The closing date for completed surveys is Thursday 17 April. Printed questionnaires can be returned to Council via the boxes where you picked up the survey form, or returned to Council in the Reply Paid envelope supplied (no stamp required).
To download a copy of the survey click here
To complete the survey online click here
To download a copy of the information brochure click here
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone Ruth on 9911 3593.