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A Global Opportunity to Inspire, Support and Connect with Age-friendly Cities and Communities
The interplay of a person’s intrinsic capacity with the environment is a key factor in developing and maintaining the path toward sustainable healthy ageing. Age-friendly environments is one of the five key priorities in the WHO World Report on Ageing and Health and builds an important foundation for the five interconnected domains of functional ability in enabling older people to: meet their basic needs; learn, grow and … Read the rest
We are working with the Department of Communities,Disability Services and Seniors and The Ageing Revolution to facilitate a series of age-friendly workshops throughout Queensland aimed at local government, community organisations and businesses.
At these workshops participants will:
- develop a shared understanding of age-friendly cities and communities
- learn about age-friendly Queensland and related grants rounds
- hear practical success stories from our previous grants rounds
- learn about the Departments five step plan to make more age-friendly communities.
Who should attend:
Local councillors, … Read the rest
Age-friendly cities and communities are places where older people live safely, enjoy good health and stay involved. Guiding the development of age-friendly places is a process that actively involves older people in decision-making, implementation and evaluation of a plan of action to bring about sustainable change.
In June 2016, the Queensland Government launched the Queensland: an age-friendly community – Action plan which provides a clear way forward to direct the implementation and delivery of age-friendly communities in Queensland.
We have … Read the rest
“An Age-friendly community is an inclusive and accessible environment that promotes active ageing”
Age friendly cities and communities are places where older people live safely, enjoy good health and stay involved. Guiding the development of Age friendly places is a process that actively involves older people in decision-making, implementation and evaluation of a plan of action to bring about sustainable change.
On April 30 2012, COTA Queensland was host to Dr Alexandre Kalache who presented a free lecture at the State Library of Queensland.
Dr Alex Kalache pioneered the concept of “active ageing” and developed the Global Movement on Age-friendly Cities whilst at the World Health Organisation. He was head of the WHO Ageing and Life Course Programme from 1995 to 2007.
He was the Thinker in Residence for the South Australian Government, and acts as an advisor on age-related issues … Read the rest
COTA Queensland’s Annual Policy Forum, timed to coincide with the official opening of Seniors Week 2017, will focus on Creating Age-friendly Communities.
Keynote speaker is John Byrne, Change Agent and Specialist Adviser in Urban Design, Planning, Policy and Housing.
John will be joined by Dr Kathleen Brasher an inaugural member, World Health Organization Global Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Strategic Advisory Group, who was an invited expert on the Tasmanian Government’s Age Friendly Communities Project and is currently Principal Project Leader, … Read the rest
Let’s all contribute to making Queensland an Age-friendly State!
In 2016 and estimated 712, 372 Queenslanders were aged 65 and over – this represents 14.7% of Queensland’s total population. By 2036, it is projected one in five Queenslanders will be aged 65 and over.
COTA Queensland has been advocating for an Age-friendly Queensland since the World Health Organisation initiated the concept in 2005.
What does it mean to have an Age-friendly community?
An Age-friendly community is where older people are … Read the rest
COTA (Council on the Ageing) Queensland has welcomed today’s release of Queensland: an age-friendly community Strategic direction statement by the State Government.
COTA Queensland has been a strong advocate for age-friendly cities and communities since the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched this initiative in 2007.
Queensland’s population is ageing as a result of sustained low fertility (despite an increase in births in recent years), increasing life expectancy and the movement of the large baby boomer cohort (those born between … Read the rest
The Palaszczuk Government is one step closer to making Queensland a more Age-friendly community, after receiving more than 9,000 responses to a public survey as part of developing the new seniors strategy.
The survey highlighted many key issues, such as access to transport, employment and information technology – all of which are vital to supporting and growing an age-friendly community and addressing social isolation experienced by many older Queenslanders.
A visit to Brisbane by world leading authority on ageing, Professor … Read the rest