The City of Karratha Age Friendly Strategy sets out a road map for our approach to supporting and engaging with older residents, and is the result of community consultation, desktop research, and service mapping.
This strategy provides a reference point for improved engagement with stakeholders and outlines potential collaborative partnerships in service delivery, ensuring we continue to be a local government that values our ageing community.
Global trends show that the world is ageing; by 2050, 1 in 5 people will be over 60. With this in mind, the City of Karratha has developed this strategy in line with the World Health Organisations Checklist for Age-friendly Cities.
The result is a solid framework that will guide the City of Karratha to deliver outcomes that address the current and perceived future needs of the ageing community.
Our work will be reviewed regularly to ensure we are delivering on the initiatives outlined in this strategy and periodic evaluation will guarantee we adapt our approach as necessary to remain a relevant contributor to our local aged care sector.
While the City has a role to play in the wellbeing of older people locally, there are a number of other community groups, state and national departments, health and service providers and commercial operations that can have a positive impact on older people. Each of these represents an opportunity for meaningful and considered collaboration.