Age­ing Well com­mit­tee

The Free Press (Corowa) - - NEWS - BY ROBERT MUIR

Mem­bers of the com­mu­nity will have the chance to be­come mem­bers of Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil’s Age­ing Well Com­mit­tee to plan for the needs of our age­ing pop­u­la­tion.

Coun­cil is call­ing for ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est dur­ing Oc­to­ber via its Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil Snip­pets in the Free Press.

“The strat­egy will doc­u­ment coun­cil’s vi­sion for an age-friendly com­mu­nity where the phys­i­cal, so­cial, and men­tal well-be­ing of older peo­ple is pro­moted and strength­ened,” Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil’s Di­rec­tor Cor­po­rate and Com­mu­nity Ser­vices Kristy Kay said.

Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil se­cured a grant of $30,000 through the NSW Gov­ern­ment’s Live­able Com­mu­ni­ties grant pro­gram for the project.

Key ar­eas of the plan will in­clude health and well be­ing, work­ing and re­tire­ment, hous­ing choices, trans­porta­tion and in­clu­sive com­mu­ni­ties..

“The project plans to utilise ex­ist­ing net- works and peo­ple within the com­mu­nity to un­der­take the ini­tial plan­ning as­pects of the project,” Ms Kay said.

“A steer­ing com­mit­tee of lo­cal se­nior res­i­dents will be es­tab­lished to drive the de­vel­op­ment of the plan and con­duct the com­mu­nity en­gage­ment com­po­nent. Mem­bers of the steer­ing com­mit­tee will be pro­vided with the nec­es­sary train­ing.”

Coun­cil­lor Gail Law will be Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil’s del­e­gate on the steer­ing com­mit­tee for the project, as de­cided at coun­cil’s monthly meet­ing on Septem­ber 26.

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