Joondalup seniors called to shape new Seniors Strategy
20 May 2022
- Ten-year plan being developed to support older Western Australians
- Joondalup seniors and pre-seniors strongly encouraged to have their say
- Emily Hamilton MLA hosting a consultation forum on 2 June 2022 to hear from Joondalup seniors
The McGowan Labor Government has commenced public consultation to shape a Seniors Strategy of Western Australia, and Joondalup seniors are invited to have their say.
The WA Seniors Strategy 2022–2032 will set out the State Government’s ten-year plan to support WA Seniors, and will focus on ensuring systems and services are responsive to older peoples’ needs.
The Strategy will guide ‘whole of community’ action in making Western Australia a place where older people can age actively, healthily and in the way of their choosing.
As part of the development of the Strategy, the McGowan Government is keen to hear the thoughts and opinions of Joondalup seniors.
Ms Hamilton will host a consultation forum alongside Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Seniors and Ageing, Hon Kyle McGinn MLC where Joondalup seniors to provide their ideas and experiences as part of the state-wide consultation process.
Joondalup Seniors Strategy Consultation Forum
Thursday 2 June 2022 – 10:00am to 12:00pm, OR
Thursday 2 June 2022 – 12:30pm to 2:30pm (Auslan interpreter present)
City of Wanneroo Civic Centre, Banksia Rooms
23 Dunbar Road, Wanneroo
All local seniors are invited to attend and can RSVP via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/wanneroo-seniors-strategy-consultations-registration-314219608307
More information on the WA Seniors Strategy can be found at https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-communities/wa-seniors-strategy.
Comments attributed to Emily Hamilton:
“Older people make a significant contribution to our Joondalup community, as volunteers, workers, students, family members and carers.
“The McGowan Government’s Seniors Strategy will look at supporting our Joondalup seniors to live the best life of their choosing, through ageing with choice and improved State Government support.
“The strategy will pay particular attention to inclusion and respect, participation and employment, accessible information and services, rights and advocacy, financial and housing security, communication and digital literacy, and healthy and safe living."