The Shire of Augusta-Margaret River’s Age-Friendly Community Plan is based on the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) publication, Global Age-Friendly Cities: A Guide.
WHO highlights eight key domains communities can address to better adapt their services and structures to meet the needs of older people.
The eight domains of age-friendly communities include:
- Social participation
- Respect and social inclusion
- Civic participation and employment
- Communication and information
- Outdoor spaces and buildings
- Community and health services.
The Shire’s Age-Friendly Community Plan investigates all eight domains in our region and makes recommendations on each.
The Shire recognises addressing the most critical issues that affect our ageing community is a complex task.
However, through ongoing consultation and involvement with community members and service providers, the Shire will endeavour to identify barriers and challenges. Furthermore, the Shire will work towards achieving success in these areas in a sustainable manner.