Workshop puts an age-friendly focus on Townsville

Working together to make communities more inclusive and accessible for people of all ages was the focus of an age-friendly workshop held in Townsville 20 June.

 

Minister for Seniors Coralee O’Rourke hosted the Townsville age-friendly workshop in Aitkenvale, bringing together representatives from across government, the sector and the local community.

 

Mrs O’Rourke said, “This workshop is part of a series of 13 workshops across Queensland, which bring together people who have been involved in or are interested in making their communities more age-friendly.

 

“Through these workshops we aim to connect with and assist local communities to develop and implement inclusive approaches that reflect the diversity of Queensland seniors.”

 

The Palaszczuk Government has created a series of resources to build a greater understanding of age-friendly communities, such as the Age-friendly Communities Good Practice Review and the Age-friendly Toolkit.

 

“I would encourage all Queenslanders to visit our Queensland: an age-friendly community website to access these valuable resources,” Mrs O’Rourke said.

 

“The Age-friendly Toolkit, for example, serves as a practical guide to assist local councils, communities and businesses in developing local age-friendly initiatives.

 

For more information on Queensland: an age-friendly community, see: https://www.communities.qld.gov.au/seniors/queensland-age-friendly-community

 

20 June 2019.