Longer and better lives for NSW

Published: 13 Oct 2016

A new ageing strategy responds to the challenges and opportunities being created by the ageing population.


The NSW Ageing Strategy 2016-2020 is a whole-of-government, whole-of-community plan to help older people in NSW live longer and better lives.

NSW Minister for Ageing John Ajaka said the strategy responds to the ageing population, with one in three people in NSW expected to be aged 50 years or older by 2031.

“The NSW Government wants to ensure that people aren’t just living longer than ever, but living better than ever," Mr Ajaka said.

“The renewed NSW Ageing Strategy outlines how the NSW Government, and its partners in the non-government sector, will respond to the challenges and seize the opportunities being created by our ageing population.”

Launched in 2012, the first NSW Ageing Strategy 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.

For more information on the renewed NSW Ageing Strategy, visit the Family and Community Services website.

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