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WHAT IS AN AGE FRIENDLY CITY?

An age friendly city or community is designed to support and enable people to age well – that is, to live in security, enjoy good health and continue to participate fully in society. Services and settings are made accessible to accommodate varying levels of ability.

Our age friendly community:

  • recognises the great diversity among older persons
  • promotes their inclusion and contribution in all areas of community life
  • respects their decisions and lifestyle choices
  • anticipates and respond flexibly to ageing related needs and preferences.

Part of a Global Network

The Age Friendly City title recognises Clarence’s efforts over the last 10 years to involve and cater for older residents. We achieve this by providing ongoing improvement across eight domains identified in the WHO Age-Friendly Cities Guide.

Clarence City Council joined the World Health Organisation (WHO) Age-friendly Cities and Communities Network in 2014. We were the first Tasmanian council to join.

The WHO Global Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities was established to foster the exchange of experience and mutual learning between cities and communities worldwide. It provides a global platform for information exchange, mutual support through the sharing of experience and will help keep Clarence looking for new ways to support our ageing population.

For more information contact Council’s Community Planning and Development Officer, on 6217 9597 or email jandersson@ccc.tas.gov.au

MEETING WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION STANDARDS

Council met the criteria of the WHO Network by committing to a cycle of continually assessing and improving our age−friendliness through. We do this through:
• planning
• implementation
• progress evaluation
• continual improvement

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES

• Collaborative approach
• Good community governance and leadership
• Strong partnerships
• Innovation

THE 8 DOMAINS OF AN AGE FRIENDLY CITY

A place that enables people of all ages to actively participate in community activities.

A place that treats everyone with respect, regardless of their age.

A place that makes it easy to stay connected to those around you and those you love.

A place that helps even the oldest people stay healthy and active.

A place that helps those who can no longer look after themselves to live with dignity and enjoyment.

A place for all ages—children, youth and older people

A place for all—all ages, all abilities, and all backgrounds.

Clarence – an age friendly city and community. Years ahead.