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Creating a better Mosman for over 55s

12 February 2020

Mosman Council is seeking input from residents aged 55 years or over and other interested community members to help identify the best ways to support older residents in leading active, healthy, and engaged lives.

Council is encouraging older adults and other interested people to share valuable views and opinions around ageing and contribute to its plans to cater for ageing in Mosman.

“Ensuring we continue to provide high quality and relevant services as our community ages brings opportunities and challenges that will require Mosman Council and the local community to work together,” Manager Community Services Andrew Smith said.

“With about 31% of Mosman’s population aged 55 years or over and forecast to increase to more than 33% by 2036, the survey and workshop are particularly relevant.”

As part of the future planning, older residents, their family members, friends and neighbours are being encouraged to fill in a short survey based on a framework developed by the World Health Organisation on Age-Friendly Cities and Communities.

It explores issues such as outdoor spaces, transport, housing, social participation, respect and inclusion, civic participation and employment, communication and information, and community and health services.

The consultation is available online at and in a printed version from Mosman Square Seniors Centre and Barry O’Keefe Library until Friday 3 April 2020.

Residents aged 55 years or over, and other interested members of the community, are also invited to participate in a consultation workshop, including a light lunch, from 11.30am-2pm on Thursday 5 March at Mosman Square Seniors Centre. Bookings can be made via the online consultation page or calling 9978 4128.