Age­ing well strat­egy

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page - BY ROBERT MUIR

Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil’s draft Age­ing Well Strat­egy is now on pub­lic ex­hi­bi­tion for a four-week pe­riod, from May 16 to June 13, 2018.

Af­ter re­ceiv­ing much praise at coun­cil’s ex­tra­or­di­nary meet­ing on May 1 - as re­ported in the Free Press and Yar­ra­wonga Chron­i­cle - the draft strat­egy was adopted at yes­ter­day’s monthly meet­ing. Plac­ing the draft doc­u­ment on pub­lic ex­hi­bi­tion pro­vides the com­mu­nity and stake­hold­ers with an op­por­tu­nity to pro­vide feed­back.

“The lo­cal Age­ing Well Am­bas­sadors will play an im­por­tant role in help­ing to iden­tify and con­sider feed­back, prior to fi­nal­is­ing the strat­egy for adop­tion,” Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil’s Di­rec­tor Cor­po­rate and Com­mu­nity Ser­vices Kristy Kay said.

The strat­egy has been de­scribed as “ab­so­lutely amaz­ing” by Mayor Pat Bourke.

Prepa­ra­tion of the strat­egy has in­volved a steer­ing com­mit­tee com­pris­ing 11 se­nior am­bas­sadors through­out Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cil area, lit­er­a­ture re­views and data anal­y­sis, con­sul­ta­tion with 118 se­nior res­i­dents through 12 fo­cus groups, con­sul­ta­tions with 23 ser­vice providers, a com­mu­nity sur­vey with 239 re­sponses, a re­view of coun­cil’s poli­cies, strate­gies and plans, de­vel­op­ment of a back­ground pa­per and con­sul­ta­tion with key coun­cil staff.

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