Hamilton Age Friendly Plan

Hamilton is committed to becoming one of the friendliest places for older people to live.

Community agencies, organisations and businesses have collaborated to develop the Hamilton Age Friendly Plan 2021-24. Supported by Hamilton City Council, the plan aims to build on Hamilton as a city that is already among the best places for older people to live. Future-proofing the city's facilities, support, and services for Hamilton's older people is more important than ever, with New Zealanders aged 65 and older expected to double to between 1.3 and 1.5 million by 2046.

Hamilton was the country's first city to join the World Health Organisations Age Friendly Network of Cities and Communities in 2018, led and championed by the Age Friendly Hamilton Steering Group.

Council's first 2018-21 Age Friendly Plan focused on age-related research, combatting social isolation, supporting intergenerational connections, bringing community groups together.

The new plan has more than 40 actions to be progressed over the next three years, involving dozens of local groups and organisations.

It was developed using nine age-friendly themes, including:

  • Outdoor spaces and buildings
  • transport and mobility
  • respect and social inclusion
  • social participation
  • civic participation and enjoyment
  • communication and information
  • housing
  • community support and health services
  • safety.

The plan's implementation will be overseen by a group of experts in older persons' issues and reported to Council every six months. Twice-yearly updates will be provided to the Council's Community and Services Committee.

 You can read Hamilton's full 2021-24 Hamilton Age Friendly Plan here

Page reviewed: 18 Nov 2021 1:01pm