NCWNZ Tauranga has initiated a collaborative project to provide a platform for the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing Tauranga community activities. The work of the United Nations Decade of Healthy Ageing (2021–2030) aims to improve the lives of older people, their families, and the communities in which they live.
The project in Tauranga brings focus and action that will enhance Elder wellbeing in our communities. The four key themes include:
- Changing how we think, feel and act towards age and ageing
- Developing communities in ways that foster the abilities of Elders
- Delivering person-centred integrated care and primary health service that are responsive to Elders
- Providing Elders access to long term care when they need it.
Activities to date include:
- NCW Tauranga sub committee
- Dr Sharon Kletchko appointed as Champion
- Early communication with Age Concern, Grey Power, Alzheimers Association, Rural Women
- A calendar for Tauranga activities
- Initiated development of a website
Some key actions of note are that Rural Women and Age Concern have a project underway looking at Elder Care. Contact has been made with Minister Hon Ginny Andersen through the Office of Seniors. Te Whatu Ora | Health New Zealand, our Primary Health Organisation (PHO), Iwi and City Council are keen for collaboration and to provide support.
President, NCWNZ Tauaranga