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The City, senior service providers, and the Seniors Working Group have developed an Age-Friendly Strategy to enhance the health and well-being of seniors in the city.

As part of this strategy, the City undertakes regular consultation with senior residents, service providers and other stakeholders to evaluate and inform future decisions relating to services and programs.

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About the Age-Friendly Strategy

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder will work in consultation with senior service providers and the Seniors Working Group to develop an Age Friendly Strategy which will further outline community priorities, future service needs, and initiatives that will support and enhance the health and well-being of older people in the city.

The Department of Communities, Government of Western Australia’s publication Creating Age-friendly Communities in Western Australia (2021) recommends that the adoption of an age-friendly approach will –

  • ensure active engagement at the local level with older people themselves, their families and carers, and service providers who interact with them;
  • promote collaboration across multiple sectors to design and implement initiatives addressing identified barriers; and
  • provide a strong but flexible framework for governments at all levels to achieve positive outcomes for the whole community.

Having an Age Friendly Strategy will assist in developing an age-friendly community with a four-year action plan outlining strategy items and budget recommendations. It is intended that consultation will be undertaken with seniors in the community before it the final strategy is presented for Council endorsement in December 2022.

Seniors Working Group

The Seniors Working Group was established in November 2022, and consists of seniors residents of Kalgoorlie-Boulder who provide advice to the City on future services and initiatives for seniors.

The volunteer group represent the senior community and meet with the City on a regular basis.

Seniors Group Members:

  • Steve Brooks - Chair
  • Joan Gray – Vice Chair
  • Jay Jessup
  • Susan Jessup
  • David Oates
  • Paul Franklyn
  • Rev. Dr Elizabeth Smith
  • Esther Roadnight
  • Marie Molloy
  • Gary Paul
Seniors Working Group

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