Council values the contribution older adults make to Redlands Coast and understands that communities designed to be inclusive of older adults, can positively influence the health, wellbeing and happiness of all residents, and create a vibrant community that promotes productivity and economic growth.
The Redlands Coast Age-friendly Action Plan 2021-2026 is based on the World Health Organisation's Age-friendly model which recognises that the physical and social environments where people live can have a significant impact on their health and wellbeing as they age. The plan guides the design of Council’s policies, services and infrastructure to ensure we create environments that enable older adults to live active and healthy lives, live in security, enjoy good health and continue to participate fully in the community for as long as possible.
As part of the community engagement undertaken to inform the development of the plan, Council asked 100 residents aged between 55 years and 95 years about their experiences of living and ageing on Redlands Coast. This information helped to identify the city's strengths and barriers to active ageing which informed and shaped the development of the plan. The findings of the survey are available in the Age-Friendly Cities Survey Report 2018.