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Living longer and better than ever

We are living longer than ever before with one in three people in NSW expected to be aged 50 years or older by 2031.

In a push to ensure people live healthy, active and happy lives as they age, the NSW Government has developed the first NSW Ageing Strategy.

Released in 2012, the whole-of-community, whole-of-government Strategy was designed as a 'living' document, which could be renewed over time. This led to the creation of highly successful initiatives, including the Tech Savvy Seniors program, the Elder Abuse Helpline and Resource Unit, and the Liveable Communities Grants Program.

The renewed NSW Ageing Strategy 2016-2020 was informed by extensive state-wide consultations with older people and stakeholders, including a state-wide listening tour conducted by the Minister. The Strategy outlines how the NSW Government will respond to the challenges and seize the opportunities being created by our ageing population, and has highlighted several key priority areas such as health and wellbeing, working and retiring, housing choices, transport and encouraging inclusive communities.

Creating age-friendly communities is vital to meet our state’s changing demographics and ensure that everyone can grow older with dignity.

To learn more about the NSW Ageing Strategy, visit www.facs.nsw.gov.au/ageingstrategy.

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