COTA NSW provides recommendations on the four areas of the NSW government’s Ageing Well in NSW: Seniors Strategy 2021 – 2031: Living in age friendly environments; Participating in inclusive communities; Staying safe, active and healthy; and Being resilient and well-informed. Our key recommendations include:

  • increase investment in social housing, provide a specialist older persons housing information and support service and lower the priority age from 80 years
  • support initiatives to increase energy efficiency in housing
  • develop a mature-aged entrepreneurship and small-business start-up program
  • support the implementation of COTA NSW’s tools to assist businesses to employ, support and retain older workers
  • invest in exercise programs and alcohol awareness programs for older people
  • address the digital divide by expanding the Tech-Savvy Seniors program and advertising on radio and in newspapers.
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