Ageing Strategy overview
Overview of the NSW Ageing Strategy, why we need it, and what we are doing under the Strategy
What we are doing under the Strategy
FACS leads the implementation of the NSW Ageing Strategy. We are also delivering a number of projects under the Strategy. These include:
- Art of Ageing exhibition – representing the diverse lives and experiences of older people in NSW
- Grandparents Day – an annual celebration of the contribution of grandparents and other older people to our families and communities
- Liveable Communities – funding innovative projects to make local communities more responsive and inclusive of the needs of older people
- Seniors Card – increasing the spread of businesses offering discounts to older people.
We are also supporting the delivery of other Strategy projects through partnerships with not-for-profit and private sector organisations.
Cooking for One or Two
Cooking for One or Two is a health and nutrition program. It will provide workshops to educate older people on how to prepare healthy, cost-effective meals.
Grandparent Connection aims to support the social engagement of older people and alleviate loneliness and isolation. We are funding the Benevolent Society to pilot a grandparent connection intergenerational program.
The Modified Sport program pilots lower impact sport to help older people lead healthy, active and happy lives. Delivered in partnership with Football NSW, Netball NSW and Gymnastics NSW, modified sports give older people the opportunity to participate in lower-impact versions of football, netball and gymnastics tailored for different ability levels.
Sing Your Age
Sing Your Age is a grants program to facilitate older people's participation in singing groups. Working with the Australian National Choral Association (ANCA), we are supporting the creation of new singing groups for older people, and the inclusion of older people in existing groups across the state.
Tech Savvy Seniors
Tech Savvy Seniors supports older people to improve their digital literacy through low-cost or free training, and online resources for using new technology. It is delivered in partnership with Telstra and provides low-cost or free training so older people can learn to use technology such as computers, tablets and smart phones.