Friday September 29, 2017
The health and well-being of older people is in the spotlight today, as International Day of Older Persons reminds the Mulgoa community to tap into to the talents and contributions of seniors.
“This awareness day highlights how valuable older people are to their families, our communities, and society at large,” Tanya Davies said.
“By making sure the right supports and programs are out there for older people in Mulgoa, we are ensuring they can be as active and engaged within their local community as much as possible.”
The theme for International Day of Older Persons 2017 is ‘Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society.’
As Minister for Ageing, Tanya Davies also said this year’s theme aligns with the NSW Government’s Ageing Strategy 2016-2020, which sets out to prioritise opportunities for older people and address the challenges of an ageing population.
“Our seniors need to be given the voice and support they need to participate in, contribute to, and be included in their communities,” Tanya Davies said.
“The NSW Government will continue to support innovative programs and strategies, such as Tech Savvy Seniors, Seniors Card and the Elder Abuse Helpline and Resources Unit, and I urge others across NSW to action new ways of tackling ageism.”
For further information visit: www.facs.nsw.gov.au/participation-and-inclusion/the-nsw-ageing-strategy-2016-2020 or call the Ageing Team on (02) 9377 6000.
Further details about International Day of Older Persons go to: www.un.org/en/events/olderpersonsday .