Healthy Ageing

Healthy Ageing

Australia’s population is rapidly ageing which is placing a significant strain on the provision of appropriate health and welfare services for older community members at a local level.

Some of the significant issues affecting older community members include social isolation and poverty, difficulty accessing transport and appropriate support services, chronic disease and poor general health, and mental health issues including dementia and depression.

Healthy Cities Illawarra works locally to promote healthy ageing in our community through the delivery of two program activities - the Aged Task Force and the “Building Healthy Men” initiative.

Through these activities, HCI aims to improve the provision of appropriate local services, infrastructure and activities which support the health and well being of community members as they age.