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“Age Friendly Illawarra is an alliance that aims to create opportunities for older people to lead active, engaged lives and contribute positively to Illawarra communities.”

“Age Friendly Illawarra is an alliance that aims to create opportunities for older people to lead active, engaged lives and contribute positively to Illawarra communities.”

Age Friendly Who

Age Friendly Illawarra is made up of business, government and community organisations working to drive improvements to social, civic and employment participation by Illawarra seniors, and access to transport, housing and support services.

Age Friendly Initiatives

Blog

How can we engage ‘older people’ to actively participate in creating ‘age-friendly’ cities?

By |July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

What is Social Marketing? I once conducted focus groups for a project in Kiama.  Photo stimulus were shown of local beach scenes to elicit local ownership and buy in for the social marketing campaign.  It was fascinating to listen to the discussion about the identification of ‘Gerringong’ v ‘Bombo’ sand.  The colour and texture of the sand on these coastal beaches was obvious to them

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Stay Connected. Stay Well.

By |May 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Stay Connected. Stay Well. Humans are pack animals. We call them “families” because it sounds nicer, but we need our pack. Social connectedness is one of the strongest protective factors against chronic disease and mental illness. When we are surrounded by our pack, by the people who truly understand us and support us, we are better able to solve problems, withstand stress and deal with

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One Good Street

By |April 10th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Age Friendly Illawarra joined with Edmiston Jones in their Wollongong studio to take part in a conversation about human centred design in an ageing world. Nearly 40 people gathered to hear Matiu Bush, Head of innovation at Bolton Clarke, speak about One Good Street. A key driver is research showing that social isolation is a significant factor impacting well-being and this initiative uses social networks

Age Friendly Join Us

Help make our region more Age Friendly.

Age Friendly Illawarra is seeking motivated and passionate organisations and individuals to help develop and deliver the Age Friendly Illawarra vision through various activities and action plans in the region.

Age friendly Illawarra has two levels of membership, Partner and Ambassador. You can benefit by collaborating with like-minded organisations to drive your activities and support our vision.

Download our Membership Proposal to find out more.

Age Friendly Partners

ISJO logo
IRT Foundation Logo
Healthy Cities Illawarra logo
Edmiston Jones logo

What Do You Think?

Age Friendly Illawarra, is governed by a steering committee of representatives from each of the member organisations. The committee meets regularly and would love to hear from you.