Our population is getting older. The next generation of older people will live longer, be healthier, more skilled and more educated. They are much more likely to remain in the workforce – and to want to. Our country will be much more diverse, with an increasing proportion of older people who are Māori, Pacific or Asian. We want to hear from today's seniors as well as the next generation of seniors- people who are aged in their 40s and 50s now.
They are much more likely to remain in the workforce – and to want to.
Our country will be much more diverse, with an increasing proportion of older people who are Māori, Pacific or Asian.
We need a strategy - not just for today’s seniors but for the seniors of tomorrow. Between 29 June and 24 August we are consulting throughout New Zealand to find out what matters to you.
Read our consultation document here.
We have developed short snapshots on key topics:
- Living longer, living well
- Working past 65
- Digitally advantaged?
- A place to call home
- Opportunity in diversity
- Getting out and about
- Ageing and disability
You can order copies of these publications here.
We’ve asked some experts to tell us what they think that future looks like. We’ll be publishing these over the coming weeks. The following are available now:
- Becoming an Age-friendly business (Geoff Pearman)
- Population ageing and its regional opportunities (Dr Natalie Jackson)
- Technology (Peter Griffin)
- The end of retirement (Geoff Pearman)
- Where the heart is (Key Saville-Smith and Bev James)
- Getting Around in the 2040s (Helen Fitt and Angela Curl)
- Making it good for older people (Charles Waldegrave)
- Building wellbeing and resilience in organisations and their communities (Dr Lucy Hone)
- 65+ in 2038 – Being Financially Secure- (Commission for Financial Capability)
- Nothing About Us Without Us: Healthy Ageing With a Disability (Henrietta Trip)
- Age-friendly communities and what it might mean for us in 20 years (Stephen Neville)
- Where is spirituality on New Zealand’s national health agenda? (Dr. Richard Egan and Hilda Johnson-Bogaerts)
For a different point of view
How to take part
We need your thoughts and ideas. Even if you don’t want to make a formal submission for the consultation, we’d still like to hear from you.
- send us a written submission
- attend local meetings and discussions
- hold your own meeting or family and whanau discussion
- talk with us on Facebook and Twitter.
As part of your submission we also ask you provide your age, ethnicity, region and income bracket.
If you have any questions, queries or feedback, contact us at email@example.com
Consultation closing date
The consultation closes on 24 August 2018