One on five Napierites are aged over 65+ - a proportion that's rising all the time. We're working with our senior citz on a community-wide Positive Ageing Strategy for Napier.
Like other provincial cities across New Zealand, Napier’s age structure is changing. Currently, one in five Napier residents are over 65 years old. In 15 years, this will be one in four. For the first time there will be more people aged over 65 than those under 14. This will present both challenges and opportunities for Napier.
We're in the process of developing a community-wide Positive Ageing Strategy for Napier. With the support of a number of agencies, organisations and seniors from the community, we have been learning about what’s important for seniors living in Napier. We’ve been talking to a number of interested groups and are also asking people to complete a survey to give us their views www.surveymonkey.com/r/PosAgeing. You’re welcome to tell us what you think – this survey is open to people of all ages until mid May 2018.
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