Ageing Well in South Australia

Statewide conversation with older South Australians

In 2018 more than 1,500 older people from around the state participated in the Statewide Conversations with Older South Australians to share their views about what matters most to them to age well. Some of the key themes to emerge included ensuring that people have better options for staying in their homes and communities as they age, and the importance of making and maintaining meaningful social connections, and navigating change. 

The next part of this work will be Statewide Conversations with Stakeholders during 2019, to engage organisations from across government and non-government sectors around potential actions, collaborations and partnerships aligned to these key themes to inform the next state ageing plan.

The culmination of this work will inform South Australia’s ageing agenda for the next five years.

The first Statewide Conversations with Older South Australians took place in 2016. 

A series of conversations across the state,facilitated by older people trained for the purpose, held many discussions within their own networks. People also jumped online to get involved through the YourSAy website.

Feedback and opinions provided by some attendees were recorded on video. You can view the full video or the short video.

Outcomes from those conversations informed and helped shaped the vision for an age-friendly future for South Australia.

Theory of change

Office for Ageing Well through the state ageing plan and associated policies and projects will contribute to South Australians living a good life in their later years, in communities that value older people and the opportunities of an ageing population.

  • People building resilience and resources to live well through the many stages of ageing.
  • People leading the development and implementation of diverse options for living a good life in their later years.
  • Communities self-organising to shape good living in our later years alongside older people.
  • Our systems spreading a view of ageing that is diverse, busts myths and enables planning for transitions in ageing.
  • Our systems building resilience in individuals and communities for good living in our later years.

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