Baw Baw revises ageing strategy
Baw Baw News By William PJ Kulich // 11:39, Monday 21 September 2015
BAW BAW // COUNCILLORS have adopted Baw Baw’s revised Positive Ageing Strategy 2015.
First published in the 11 September 2015 edition of the Warragul & Baw Baw Citizen. All dates relative to then.
The strategy sets out how the council will improve wellbeing for older community members through development of age-friendly policies, services and structures.
Revisions to the strategy incorporated feedback from 62 community members and groups.
Drouin ward councillor Terry Williamson spoke to the adoption motion at Wednesday’s council meeting. He compared the strategy to policies and reports on children recently adopted by the council.
“This is the other end of the kinder debate,” he said.
“The start of life and approaching the end of life needs a lot of thought, especially in our shire. [This report] goes right down to nuts and bolts, safety.
“Times change and we have to be able to move with it. Positive ageing deserves the attention we as a council give it.”
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