Creating a Healthy Ageing Strategy

The population of the Inner West is living longer than ever before. By 2026, the Inner West is projected to grow by 13% to 216,917 people. In this time, the number of people 65 years and over will increase by 6,669 or 29%.

To prepare for the changing needs of its ageing population, Inner West Council is developing a ten-year Healthy Ageing Strategy for the Inner West. Healthy ageing is about creating the environments and opportunities for people to live lives that are of value to them. The Healthy Ageing Strategy will outline how Council aims to support people to live active, healthy, connected and fulfilling lives at any age.




Why do we need your feedback?

We'd like you to help us understand what matters most to people as they enter the prime time of their life.


Have your say


Last day to provide feedback is Sunday 1 December 2019.


If you are Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment you can contact us through the National Relay Service. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9392 5842.

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9392 5842.


What happens next?

Your feedback will inform the draft Healthy Ageing Strategy. You will have a chance to provide final comments on the Draft before it is considered by the elected Council for adoption. All those who provide their email address will be notified when the draft strategy is open for community comment.

The population of the Inner West is living longer than ever before. By 2026, the Inner West is projected to grow by 13% to 216,917 people. In this time, the number of people 65 years and over will increase by 6,669 or 29%.

To prepare for the changing needs of its ageing population, Inner West Council is developing a ten-year Healthy Ageing Strategy for the Inner West. Healthy ageing is about creating the environments and opportunities for people to live lives that are of value to them. The Healthy Ageing Strategy will outline how Council aims to support people to live active, healthy, connected and fulfilling lives at any age.




Why do we need your feedback?

We'd like you to help us understand what matters most to people as they enter the prime time of their life.


Have your say


Last day to provide feedback is Sunday 1 December 2019.


If you are Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment you can contact us through the National Relay Service. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9392 5842.

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9392 5842.


What happens next?

Your feedback will inform the draft Healthy Ageing Strategy. You will have a chance to provide final comments on the Draft before it is considered by the elected Council for adoption. All those who provide their email address will be notified when the draft strategy is open for community comment.

Creating a Healthy Ageing Strategy

Help improve how Council supports healthy ageing in the Inner West by completing the survey.


In the past 12 months, have you been involved in any of the following?
In the past 12 months, have you been involved in any of the following? Yes No
Sporting club, match or recreation group
Welfare or emergency services
Children’s, parents or seniors’ group
Church, religious group or organisation
Arts, music, drama or cultural group
Education or learning group
Craft or hobby group
Ethnic or multicultural group
Health and wellness group, such as yoga or meditation
Trade union, professional or technical association
Community fete, show or festival
Environmental advocacy or volunteering
Animal welfare group
Human or civil rights group
Local resident, body corporate, or tenants’ association
Consumer organisation
Other social club or civic group
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Look after pets, water your garden, collect mail or check your house while away
Help maintain family or work responsibilities such as unpaid childcare
Provide transport or help with running errands
Help move or lift objects or borrow equipment
Emotional support or advice on what to do about an issue you are facing
Provide emergency money, accommodation or food
Help out when you are sick, injured or have a serious illness

Wellbeing and social participation

How important are these to you? Please choose 1 to 5, with 1 being the most important to you and 5 being the least important.
How important are these to you? Please choose 1 to 5, with 1 being the most important to you and 5 being the least important. 1 2 3 4 5
Intergenerational activities between people of all ages
Affordable and fun activities in community facilities, including community centres and libraries
Group outings and events with others, including discussion groups and meetups
Spending time with neighbours and friends
Local events and activities for people of all ages

Staying active

Community and health services

Contribution

Transport and getting around

Affordable housing

Safety

Work and financial security

Lifelong learning

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