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To address these potential issues, the Council developed the Kiama Health Plan 2018-2021. An active ageing baseline of priorities is established within the framework identified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the essential features of age-friendly communities.
The aim of Kiama Council's Health Plan is to create a municipality of residents who are healthy, have vibrant lifestyles, and are surrounded by a beautiful environment. The intent is for these residents to be part of a connected and resilient community.
The Kiama Health Plan 2018-2021 identifies key active ageing strategies to address priority issues:
The Health Plan adopts the core values of respect, innovation, integrity, teamwork and excellence. The Council promotes the active support of healthy lifestyles in response to the ageing in place through the adoption of principles from international and national plans and policies such as:
Accessibility is a key principle of the plan; this is a commitment that all people should have fair access to services, resources and opportunities to improve their quality of life. The Plan contains multiple actions to improve movement networks in the municipality, such as:
Adopting these inclusive actions, the Kiama Council will support a healthy and engaged community that is continually improving physical, social, economic and environmental resources for older residents.
Part of the ongoing Local Government community initiatives.