Older Tasmanians have their say in the next Active Ageing strategy

Over 1,500 community members had their say as part of our H.E.A.R Active Ageing Consultation and this lived experience will shape the development of a new six-year Active Ageing strategy for Tasmania 2023-2029.

“We want to feel included as we age – to be connected, contributing and be heard

Community participant

On the 3rd November 2022 we launched our H.E.A.R Active Ageing Outcome Report at the Golden Wattle Club Inc. in Glenorchy.
Thank you to Minister for Community Services and Development Nic Street MP for attending and formally launching the report, and to Agnes and all the members of the cafe for your support and hosting us in your wonderful space.

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.  Concerns about housing, cost of living and access to appropriate healthcare were among the top priorities in all areas COTA visited. Similarly, access to and confidence with digital technology was frequently cited in the survey and community discussions as impacting people’s overall sense of connection and involvement in their communities.

We are pleased to now share the findings of this consultation with you via our website, or call us to request a Summary report.