From time to time opportunities will arise for COTA Tasmania to be involved in community consultation and research projects. We feel it is important for COTA to represent older people, and all Tasmanians as they age, on issues important to our experiences of ageing.
Current Consultation activities
Healthy, Engaged and Resilient Consultation on Active Ageing
Consultation outcomes – launch 3rd November 2022
Older Tasmanians have their say on next Active Ageing Strategy
Over 1,500 Tasmanians have contributed to a state-wide consultation process to develop the state’s next Active Ageing Strategy 2023-2029.
The result of that consultation, the H.E.A.R. Active Ageing Consultation Outcome Report, was launched on 3rd November by the Minister for Community Services and Development, the Honourable Nic Street MP.
At the launch event at Glenorchy’s Golden Wattle Café, COTA Tasmania Chief Executive Officer, Craig Chadwick, thanked older Tasmanians for sharing their experiences of ageing and what they feel needs to be considered and funded under future policy directions.
“We are grateful to all the Tasmanian communities that welcomed us into their spaces and places over the course of this consultation, as well as those that completed our surveys,” said Mr Chadwick.
Throughout the consultation, older Tasmanians identified good health, having enough money, having good relationships, and maintaining independence as both positively and negatively impacting on their quality of life and wellbeing.
“Older Tasmanians value opportunities to contribute to and be involved in their communities,” said Mr Chadwick. “They want to feel included, heard and connected as they age.”
“COTA Tasmania looks forward to working with the Tasmanian Government on an Active Ageing Strategy that echoes the themes of our consultation activity – Healthy. Engaged. Active and Resilient,” said Mr Chadwick. “We’ll also be looking for an Active Ageing Strategy that puts tackling Ageism front and centre.”
Minister for Community Services and Development, the Honourable Nic Street MP with Lisa Free, General Manager COTA Tasmania, Agnes Frith Golden Wattle Cafe, cafe patron and Craig Chadwick COTA Tasmania CEO at the 3rd November launch.
To read the current Strong, Liveable Communities Active Ageing Plan, click here
Download the full report here HEAR Consultation Outcome Report
To request a hard copy of the full Outcome report or Summary report (limited copies available), please call us on 62 313 265.
Where did we go?
Consultation at a Glance
During February – June this year, COTA Tasmania undertook state-wide consultation activities across lutruwita, Tasmania, about people’s experiences of ageing and what they feel needs to be considered, funded and influence future policy directions.
This included traditional surveys and postcard responses, community conversation groups, online sessions and text message input and several collaborations with community organisations to reach as many Tasmanians as possible.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Community Services and Development, Jeremy Rockliff, with COTA Tasmania CEO Sue Leitch, officially launching the Active Ageing Consultation at COTA Tasmania’s new office on 24th January 2022