With nearly a quarter of Marlborough’s population aged 65 or over our ageing profile is one of the highest regions in New Zealand.
Previously Council has had a focus on supporting older members of the community through the Positive Ageing Accord Action Plan. This came up for review in 2019 and has been replaced by the new Marlborough Age Friendly Strategy 2022 - 2027
Following twelve months of data collection within the community and consultation with key stakeholders the document has been developed. The next step involves seeking Age Friendly Community accreditation
The eight areas which contribute to communities becoming age friendly and form the basis for the strategy include: