Positive Ageing

Positive Ageing Forum

Whanganui District Council is committed to promoting positive attitudes to ageing in Whanganui so that older adults are able to be as informed, active, healthy and independent as possible, and be the heart of our community.

Whanganui demands the best for its community of older adults with their diverse backgrounds, characteristics, needs and expectations.

Our city offers a wonderful place to live and work, and there are opportunities to get involved for people of all ages. Easy access to parks and walkways and arts and cultural facilities such as libraries, the museum and art gallery make Whanganui a great place to be.

Whanganui Positive Ageing Forum

The Whanganui Positive Ageing Forum was formed in 2003 to bring together organisations with an interest in older people in Whanganui.

The aim of the forum is to develop ways to make Whanganui a better – or even the best – place to live for older Whanganui people. The forum acts as a channel for groups to pass on information to the Council and other agencies, and for the Council to channel information back to the community.

Meetings are held four times per year in the Council Chamber at Whanganui District Council, 101 Guyton Street.

Age-friendly Plan

The Whanganui Age-Friendly Plan is a collaborative plan that has been developed by the community. We have talked with all sectors of the community, young and old, and taken their feedback into account on the development of this plan. The actions have been chosen based on the eight essential criteria of an age-friendly community. Achieving the outcomes will require a collaborative effort and the development of new partnerships. There are some great things happening in our community and this plan aims to build on this. Whanganui older people are well serviced by our community, this plan will continue with the great work, enhance it where it needs it and look for new initiatives to fill the gaps.

For more information, contact Safer Whanganui manager Lauren Tamehana by calling (06) 349 0001 or email: lauren.tamehana@whanganui.govt.nz