Council recognises it has a key role to play in enabling older people in our community to live active and fulfilling lives. Recently Council started the journey towards becoming an age friendly city. The concept of age friendly cities was developed by the World Health Organisation; it recognises that the physical and social environments where people live can have a significant impact on their health and wellbeing as they age.
In an age-friendly city, the policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environment are designed to support and enable older people to 'age actively' so they can live in security, enjoy good health and continue to participate fully in society. Our strategy will ensure older people are considered in Council's planning, so that the cities services and infrastructure can meet the needs of our ageing population now and into the future.
To assist Council to understand the lived experiences of older people living and ageing in the Redlands and identify any barriers to active ageing Council undertook a survey of 100 residents aged 55 years and over which is being used to inform and shape development of the strategy. The report is available for download.
Seniors Activities and Events
Each week there are many activities available for seniors in the Redlands.
- What's On Calendar
- Redland Performing Arts Centre
- Redland Art Gallery
- Redland City Council Libraries
- Walking and cycling routes
The following organisations specifically offer activities and education opportunities for older people:
Council offers volunteering opportunities for older people. Please contact the following if you are interested in volunteering:
- Volunteer for Redland Animal Shelter
- Volunteer for Community Bushcare
- Volunteer for Wildlife Rescue
- Volunteer for Redland Art Gallery
- Volunteer for Citizen Science
Seniors Information and Education
Information for seniors, their families and carers can be accessed:
Seniors Week is a statewide annual event celebrated in August that recognises and celebrates the older people and the vital contributions they make to our community. To find Seniors Week activities and events visit:
Seniors may be eligible to access the following services:
- Home maintenance and modifications
- Rates concessions
- Rate deferrals for pensioners
- Water services concessions