Adding life to years
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Summary

This simple toolkit consists of a Self Assessment Checklist and instructions as a simple way to audit establishments to help them identify simple changes to make their premises more Age Friendly.

Establishments that complete the checklist are offered an Age Friendly Illawarra chair as a visible symbol of their commitment.

Age Friendly Retail checklist instructions

Age Friendly Illawarra establishment checklist

Chairs How To Guide

Key facts

Main target group: Older people in general

Sector(s): Urban development

Desired outcome for older people:
Be mobile

Other issues the Age-friendly practice aims to address:
  • Accessibility
  • Inclusion
  • Participation

Contact details

Name: Natasha Debsieh

Email address: contact@agefriendlyillawarra.org


Age-friendly practice in detail (click to expand):

Engaging the wider community

Project lead: Other

Others involved in the project:
  • Local authorities
  • Social or health care provider
  • Private sector
  • Research institution

Older people’s involvement: Older people were consulted during the planning process

Moving forward

Has the impact of this age-friendly practice been analysed: Yes

Was the impact positive or negative:
Positive

Please share with us what you found in detail:
The simple evaluation found that greater resources were required to broader the scope of the idea. Also that consolidated approach to large chain retailer might be more efficient.

Evaluation report: Age-Friendly-Retail-Chair-project-synopsis.docx

Looking back

Challenges:
The design of the chair we used was questions multiple times. We discussed the assessment of the chair but budget and time constraints prevented the project going forward if we had pursued this path. We also proposed to engage volunteers to engage retailers to self audit, but it has been challenging to identify the target demographic interested in driving these efforts.