Ageing Well in Southern Eyre Peninsula

City of Port Lincoln, the District Council of Tumby Bay and the District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula are undertaking a collaborative project to support ageing well in our communities.

Consultants, URPS, specialists in age friendly communities, access and inclusion and healthy environments were engaged in September 2018 to establish Active Seniors Reference Groups in the three Council areas and an Industry Consultative Group, and to deliver an Ageing Strategy for the Southern Eyre Peninsula that facilitates healthy ageing within the region.

An Ageing Well Community Task Force and Ageing Well Collaborative have been established in Port Lincoln.    

From the workshops held in September 2018 draft strategies have been developed for ageing well based on Age Friendly Neighbourhoods Guidelines and Toolkit for Local Government.  These strategies are still being finalised and will be put to Council for adoption in the near future.

The Ageing Well Community Task Force will provide information to the Council about the needs of older people including any gaps and shortfall in services.

The Taskforce will also provide constructive input into opportunities and actions to address these gaps, with a focus on the Port Lincoln Ageing Well Local Action Plan.

The Ageing Well Collaborative will contribute to the development and implementation of the Regional Ageing Well Strategy and their relevant Local Action Plans.   

If you have any questions or would like more information on Ageing Well in our community, please contact Council's Strategic Projects Offcer on 8621 2300 or email plcc@plcc.sa.gov.au.