Tāmaki tauawhi kaumātua, Age-friendly Auckland Draft Action Plan

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We have been developing a region-wide, cross-sector, age-friendly action plan for Auckland.

What the plan will do

The plan will:

  • help us raise awareness of the needs and contributions of older Aucklanders
  • improve outcomes for residents who are 65 years and over
  • enable Auckland to join the World Health Organisation (WHO) global network of age-friendly cities and communities
  • demonstrate our collective commitment to a friendly and inclusive Auckland.

Background to the project

Our age-friendly action plan will improve the age-friendliness of Auckland for older people and improve the wellbeing of older Aucklanders.

We have worked with local communities and organisations (our partners) to develop the plan. Our partners will also be key in implementing and delivering the actions within the plan.

The council whānau also have a role in leading and partnering on the delivery of agreed actions within the plan.

Previous engagement

Extensive engagement was conducted in 2019 and early 2020 with:

  • older Aucklanders
  • their whānau
  • agencies
  • community groups
  • organisations
  • the community.

We asked people for their vision of an age-friendly Auckland and what actions would make a difference.

What the community has told us

Older people want a friendly and inclusive Auckland where all people are valued and have opportunities to connect with people of different ages, cultures and backgrounds.

Older people and their whānau want to participate in everything Auckland has to offer and need barrier-free access to affordable transport, events and outdoor spaces.

It is important that services and facilities are accessible and available where they need them, when they need them.

What we want your feedback on

We'd like to know how you feel about the Age-friendly Tāmaki Makaurau framework.

We'd also like to know if the actions in the plan will make a difference for older Aucklanders.

Once the final plan is adopted Auckland will seek membership of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities (the Network)

When you can have your say

You can have your say from 6 September to 4 October 2021.

We have been developing a region-wide, cross-sector, age-friendly action plan for Auckland.

What the plan will do

The plan will:

  • help us raise awareness of the needs and contributions of older Aucklanders
  • improve outcomes for residents who are 65 years and over
  • enable Auckland to join the World Health Organisation (WHO) global network of age-friendly cities and communities
  • demonstrate our collective commitment to a friendly and inclusive Auckland.

Background to the project

Our age-friendly action plan will improve the age-friendliness of Auckland for older people and improve the wellbeing of older Aucklanders.

We have worked with local communities and organisations (our partners) to develop the plan. Our partners will also be key in implementing and delivering the actions within the plan.

The council whānau also have a role in leading and partnering on the delivery of agreed actions within the plan.

Previous engagement

Extensive engagement was conducted in 2019 and early 2020 with:

  • older Aucklanders
  • their whānau
  • agencies
  • community groups
  • organisations
  • the community.

We asked people for their vision of an age-friendly Auckland and what actions would make a difference.

What the community has told us

Older people want a friendly and inclusive Auckland where all people are valued and have opportunities to connect with people of different ages, cultures and backgrounds.

Older people and their whānau want to participate in everything Auckland has to offer and need barrier-free access to affordable transport, events and outdoor spaces.

It is important that services and facilities are accessible and available where they need them, when they need them.

What we want your feedback on

We'd like to know how you feel about the Age-friendly Tāmaki Makaurau framework.

We'd also like to know if the actions in the plan will make a difference for older Aucklanders.

Once the final plan is adopted Auckland will seek membership of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities (the Network)

When you can have your say

You can have your say from 6 September to 4 October 2021.

Page last updated: 18 September 2021, 22:03