Age-friendly Plan Launched

The Minister for Seniors Tracey Martin joined the Age-friendly Advisory Group together with the Waimakariri District Mayor, Council staff and the wider community to launch the plan in Rangiora on Tuesday.

Joanne Gumbrell, Chair of the Age-friendly Advisory Group says, “It was great to see such a diverse range of people come along to the launch today and it’s heartening to see a high level of support for the plan from the community. I was delighted to see the interaction between the audience and the Minister and we appreciated the time she spent listening to people’s concerns and ideas.”20200226 - Chair Friendly Group

Topics raised by the audience including access to transport, affordable housing and employment opportunities.

Mayor Dan Gordon congratulated the previous Steering Group on the work they had done to complete the plan, and looks forward to its implementation. “This plan is important to our community as our population grows and we need to ensure our older population continue to flourish and enjoy living in the District with access to the services they require,” Dan said.

Find out more about the plan and to get involved, contact Madeleine Burdon, Age-friendly Community Facilitator on 0800 965 468 or email madeleine.burdon@wmk.govt.nz