Age Friendly Communities

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Area: Mackay Region
Published: October 15, 2013 - Archived Project



In 2031 the Mackay Region will have more older people and fewer younger people than we have now!

By 2031, almost 18% of the Mackay Region’s population will be aged 65 years and older, while less than 30% of the population will be aged 24 years and less. We will have more older people and fewer younger people than we have now. This means that the way Council’s facilities and services are used will also change over time.

We need to be ready to respond and your feedback and advice is important

We are interested in hearing your thoughts on how we can be best prepared for an age-friendly community. Please provide you thoughts and advice in the online forum and encourage your colleagues, friends, neighbours and family to contribute their ideas.

Your advice today will help us prepare for the future!


Area: Mackay Region
Published: October 15, 2013 - Archived Project



In 2031 the Mackay Region will have more older people and fewer younger people than we have now!

By 2031, almost 18% of the Mackay Region’s population will be aged 65 years and older, while less than 30% of the population will be aged 24 years and less. We will have more older people and fewer younger people than we have now. This means that the way Council’s facilities and services are used will also change over time.

We need to be ready to respond and your feedback and advice is important

We are interested in hearing your thoughts on how we can be best prepared for an age-friendly community. Please provide you thoughts and advice in the online forum and encourage your colleagues, friends, neighbours and family to contribute their ideas.

Your advice today will help us prepare for the future!


CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
Discussions: All (6) Open (6)
  • Civic Participation and Employment

    almost 8 years ago
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    In what ways do older people in our community participate in:

    • Volunteer work?
    • Paid work?
    • Public/Civic affairs?
  • Communication and Information

    almost 8 years ago
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    How do older people get the information they need, can their access to information be improved?

  • Social Participation

    almost 8 years ago
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    Think about the ways older people can participate in social activities, such as those involving education, culture and physical activity.

    In what ways are older people encouraged and/or assisted to participate in the social life of our community?

  • Respect and Social Inclusion

    almost 8 years ago
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    Think about the ways our community show respect for older people.

    In what ways are older people included, or not included, in activities and events in our community?

  • Housing

    almost 8 years ago
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    Think about the home you live in now.  

    As you age, will your home still be suitable?  What changes will you need to make to your home, as you age?

    What types of housing are available to older people in our community? 

  • Outdoor Spaces and Buildings

    almost 8 years ago
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    What is it like for older people in our community to go outside of their homes for a walk, visit family and friends, or to go into buildings, such as government offices, shops, or entertainment centres, in our community?