Help Make the District Age-friendly

Published: 11-Oct-2019

If you have an interest in making the District even more age-friendly then we would like to hear from you. Waimakariri District Council is recruiting for its Age-friendly Advisory Group to help it implement the recently adopted Waimakariri Age-friendly Plan.

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The plan summarises feedback from workshops, presentations and a survey undertaken in late 2018.

We’re seeking diverse community members to join the Advisory Group. As well as managing the plan, the group will also advise the Council about opportunities and issues affecting older people.

You’re an ideal candidate if you are:

  • Involved in older people’s issues or organisations representing older people
  • Have skills to help monitor implementation
  • Participate in community organisations
  • Willing to share information with your networks.

Send your expression of interest to madeleine.burdon@wmk.govt.nz by 5pm, Monday 28 October or call 0800 965 468 for more information.

This plan identifies priority activities in the following areas:

  • Outdoor Spaces and Public Buildings
  • Transport / Mobility
  • Housing
  • Social Participation
  • Respect and Social Inclusion
  • Civic Participation and Employment
  • Communication and Information
  • Community Support and Health Services.

You can pick up a copy from any Council Service Centre or Library and find out more at waimakariri.govt.nz/agefriendly