Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly
Great Lakes Australia
In 2012, based on our demographics, Council resolved that the Great Lakes would become a “Centre of Excellence for Ageing”. The Great Lakes has the oldest population in the state of New South Wales (Australia), and the third oldest in Australia.
The first step was the development of the Great Lakes Active Ageing Strategy, which was adopted in October 2014. Our strategy is to change the current perception of ageing from a model of illness, incapacity and care, to a social model of inclusion, participation and engagement.
The Great Lakes Local Government Area covers almost 3,500 square Km, with a number of small towns and villages, each with its own characteristics and challenges. The large area we cover is the greatest challenge we face in becoming more age-friendly.