A number of community agencies, organisations and businesses have collaborated to develop the Hamilton Age Friendly Plan 2018-21. More than 20 groups worked together to create the plan, which includes 48 actions for completion over the four years from 2018. Supported by Hamilton City Council, the plan aims to build on Hamilton's strengths and make it an even better city for older people to live in.
Actions cover nine key themes:
- Outdoor Spaces and Public Buildings
- Transport and Mobility
- Social Participation
- Respect and Social Inclusion
- Civic Participation and Employment
- Communication and Information
- Community Support and Health Services.
In March 2018, the plan was submitted to the World Health Organisation with the aim of including Hamilton in the Age Friendly Global Network of Cities and Communities.
The plan was approved by the World Health Organisation, allowing Hamilton to become the first New Zealand to officially join the network. This will allow the city to share ideas with more than 500 other cities and communities around the world.
The plan was formally launched in July.
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.
If you have any questions about this plan, please contact Nick Chester - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hamilton Age Friendly Plan 2018-2021