|It’s not too late to have your say on the development of a new strategy to address the needs of our ageing population.
Between 29 June and 24 August the Government are consulting with people throughout New Zealand to find out what matters to you.
The last strategy was developed in 2001 and since then people are living longer and healthier lives. People of all ages are becoming more concerned about things like housing, secure employment and climate change.
While the new strategy will reflect many known changes and challenges, policy-makers want to know what today’s seniors think. They also want to hear from tomorrow’s seniors, people aged in their 40s and 50s now. After all, it’s projected that by 2036 one in four Kiwis will be aged 65 and over.
What are your ideas and concerns? Your priorities and expectations for how you live now, and how you want to age in the future?
Submissions close on 24 August so there’s still time to give your views. If you’d like to be involved, or make a submission, go to the website: www.superseniors.msd.govt.nz/ageingpopulation The Government are welcoming comments and contributions from individuals as well as more formal submissions.