WA Government to hold forums with communities to shape new 10-year seniors’ strategy

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The McGowan Government is to consult with communities to form the WA Seniors Strategy 2022-2032, a 10-year plan to support older people, and harness the opportunities and address the challenges of the state’s ageing population.

Seniors and pre-seniors are encouraged to attend forums being held across WA, from Kununurra through to Albany, in May and June.

“Research suggests that by 2060-61, 23% of the population will be aged over 65 – a rise of around 7% from 2020-21,” said WA Seniors and Ageing Minister Don Punch.

“This ageing population in WA offers many benefits, with older people making a significant contribution to our society and to our economy, as volunteers, paid workers, students, family members, carers and consumers.

“The strategy will look at supporting seniors to live the best life of their choosing, including through ageing with choice and living independently if they wish.”