To support Broken Hill’s ageing demographics, it is important Council plans for an age-friendly community where residents can get around easily and safely, buildings are accessible, housing and transport options are suitable and affordable, and there are opportunities for participation in community life for all members of the community.
Broken Hill City Council’s ‘Living Well’ Ageing Strategy reflects Council’s commitment to our older residents by promoting a healthy and safe environment, and encouraging participation in community life.
The direction in this strategy has been aligned with the World Health Organisation (WHO) global ‘age-friendly’ Cities policy resulting in five priority areas:
- outdoor spaces and buildings
- health and wellbeing
- civic and social participation/inclusion
The delivery of the strategy is an opportunity for Council as a key stakeholder to work in partnership with the community, community groups and services to ensure older people in our community have access to services and supports that promote a healthy and active lifestyle.
The Living Well Ageing Strategy was adopted by Broken Hill City Council at the July 2016 council meeting.