Have your say on positive ageing on the Coast
  • Monday 25 October 2010

Sunshine Coast Council is currently developing a regional approach towards building a brighter future for current and future generations of elderly residents on the Coast.

All residents are invited to have their say in the Sunshine Coast Positive Ageing Survey which will help council plan for the needs and aspirations of the rapidly increasing older population throughout the region.

Community Policy and Programs Portfolio councillor Jenny McKay said the survey would provide an opportunity for community members and the ageing sector to directly shape council’s approach to building strong and connected ageing populations across the Coast.

“Positive ageing is the ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle, enjoy quality social connections and feel welcomed in their community,” Cr McKay said.

“It is also about feeling empowered and valued as a community member, participating in the workforce if desired, and having access to information and services.

“Council strongly encourage the community to participate in the Positive Ageing Survey to have a voice in how council plans for our current and future ageing population and to help ensure they can participate in their communities in a fulfilling and meaningful manner.”

Further information about council’s approach to positive ageing will be available in early 2011.

The community survey is open until 5pm 19 November 2010, and is available from council’s website, local libraries and customer service centres.

All community members who take part in the survey will go into the draw to win one of three signed copies of Jessica Watson’s novel, True Spirit.

For further information contact council’s Community Planning and Strategy Manager on 5441 8670 or visit council's website.