Planning for the next generation of over 55s

Date posted: 25 September 2017

Lake Macquarie City Council is inviting the community to share their thoughts on how we can make Lake Macquarie an even better place to live as we get older.

We’re developing an Over 55s Strategy 2018-2021 to set our direction for the next four years and look at ways to support older residents to access Council’s services and facilities and provide opportunities to connect and be active in our community.

Council’s Acting Manager Community Planning, Andrew Bryant, said that with more than 30 per cent of our population, close to 60,000 people, aged 55 and over in the City – and this number is expected to grow, Council is committed to engaging our local community to discuss innovative and supportive services for over 55s.

“We want to connect with our residents to identify key focus areas and actions that will meet the needs of our ageing population and build a strong and healthy community.”

“To get there, we need to hear from our over 55 community, carers, service providers and residents, about their experiences, what we do well and new ideas for improvement.”

Thinking of the next generation of over 55s, what are the services and facilities that are important as we age? Would you like to see more free activities, projects to make it easier for people to get around or support to live independently?

Tell us your ideas or find out more information shape.lakemac.com.au/over55s-strategy before Monday 23 October 2017.

Page last updated: 25 September 2017