"Auckland is developing a region-wide, cross-sector, age-friendly action plan for Auckland.
The plan will:
help us raise awareness of the needs and contributions of older Aucklanders
improve outcomes for residents who are 65 years and over
enable Auckland to join the World Health Organisation (WHO) global network of age-friendly cities and communities
demonstrate our collective commitment to a friendly and inclusive Auckland.
How Auckland has been engaging with the community
We've been gathering feedback on what an age-friendly city would look like through:
Auckland also received feedback on what an age-friendly city would look like from 2232 People’s Panel members and 400 Have Your Say surveys.
Organisations Auckland has been working with
These organisations have already been doing some great work in the community for older Aucklanders.
They've been a big part of the engagement process for age-friendly Auckland. Some will continue to play a big part in the creation of this plan:
Te Kōtahi a Tāmaki - a collective of 33 Marae
Age Concern Auckland
New Zealand Indian Senior Citizens Association
Hindu Elders Foundation.
What the community has told Auckland
We heard that our older people want a friendly and inclusive Auckland where all people are valued and have opportunities to connect with people of different ages, cultures and backgrounds.
Older people and their whānau want to participate in everything Auckland has to offer and need barrier-free access to affordable transport, events and outdoor spaces.
It is important that services and facilities are accessible and available where they need them, when they need them."