Kawerau Seniors Forum
A review of Council's positive ageing strategy in 2011/12 led to the establishment of a forum to represent the needs and interests of people in the Community aged 65 and over.
The Kawerau Seniors Forum is a non-politically aligned group which provides two-way communication and engagement with older people about Council policies and plans. The members of the Seniors Forum and their contact details are :
|Chairperson||Colin Churchill||323 7560|
|Vice-Chairperson||Richard Darling||323 6335|
|Secretary||Anita Moore||323 8704|
|Council Representative||Alistair Holmes||323 7817|
Objectives of the Seniors Forum
- Advocate and act as a reference or advisory group in the development of relevant Council policies and plans ensuring that the requirements of our senior and disabled residents are taken into account.
- Communicate to senior and disabled citizens in the District details of resources and developments of benefit to this group.
- Research and identify issues of concern to aged and disabled people and represent or advocate on their behalf. As with our recent submissions to Council’s Long Term Plan, with agreement that several of our suggestions are to be implemented.
- To help us help you, please let us know of your concerns within the town that you believe are not age or disability friendly. For example, our on-going survey of footpaths and paving will benefit from any advice you can give us about areas that you feel need attention.