Thanks for having your say
Thank you to everyone who had their say as part of our consultation on the draft strategy Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034 for an ageing population.
Submissions have now closed, and from our observation of submissions received is that submitters are generally in agreement with the draft strategy.
The feedback received has been incredibly useful and there was a wide range of responses from around the country. We are currently at an early stage of analysing the submissions, and we aim to finalise the strategy later this year.
Regular updates on the development of the strategy will be available on this website and through our newsletters.
The draft strategy, and a summary, Better Later Life - He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034, takes a fresh look at what we (meaning all New Zealanders) need to do to make sure that New Zealand embraces the opportunities that an ageing population and longetivity brings.
The draft strategy
On 12 April 2019 the Minister for Seniors launched a draft strategy for New Zealand’s ageing population for public consultation. The Ministry of Social Development has released Cabinet papers and minutes that help to show how the draft strategy was developed.
Summary of submissions report
This report summarises what people told us was important and what the new strategy for an ageing population should cover. The report highlights the significant themes raise by submitters during the public consultation that occurred between June and August 2018.
For a different point of view
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
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)
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