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”
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.