City of Wanneroo joins global age-friendly network

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THE City of Wanneroo has stepped up efforts to improve access and services of older people by joining the World health Organisation’s network of age-friendly cities and communities.

The network fosters an exchange of experience and mutual learning, with its 1000 member cities and communities worldwide promoting active ageing and better quality of life for older residents.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said membership reflected the City’s commitment to listen to the needs of its ageing population and work collaboratively with older people to create age-friendly environments.

“For the past two years the City of Wanneroo has been actively developing a fresh approach to amenities and services that are valuable and relevant to the seniors within our community,” she said.

“This latest step reaffirms our commitment, through our Age-Friendly Plan, to shaping an inclusive community where our seniors are healthy, active and engaged.”

About 14 per cent of the City’s residents are aged 60 and older, and the Age-Friendly Plan 2017-18 to 2020-21, said that demographic would grow by 80 per cent over the next two decades to more than 26,000 people by 2036.

For more information, visit www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au/seniors.