Community input sought for positive ageing in Caloundra City
Community members, service providers and other stakeholders are being encouraged to attend one of two workshops to help shape the priorities of a new five year Positively Ageing strategy for Caloundra City.
Caloundra City Mayor Don Aldous said the workshops will consider the four priority areas revealed in recent consultation and research as part of the Positively Ageing in Caloundra City strategy, which aims to help Council better target resources for older members of the community.
"The Positively Ageing in Caloundra City Strategy aims to enhance the wellbeing of older residents as well as the City's wider community," Cr Aldous said.
In August, the Project Team ran an Ideas Competition to identify key seniors' issues, with four main priority areas identified - Health and Support services and Independent Living; Mobility, Accessibility, Safety and Security; Learning, Leisure, Entertainment and Social Interaction and Employment, Volunteering and Finances.
"These workshops will give participants an opportunity to further develop these priority areas to help the project team develop a strategy that best reflects the needs of our local community," Cr Aldous said.
Workshop One will be held on Wednesday 8 November at the Beerwah RSL from 10.30am to 1pm.
Workshop Two will be held on Wednesday 15 November at the Caloundra Powerboat Club, 10.30am to 1pm. Bookings are essential, as refreshments will be provided.
To book, complete the RSVP form available online at www.caloundra.qld.gov.au
, or contact Council's Customer Service Centre on 5420 8200. Forms are also available from selected community groups and services.