The Age-friendly Auckland Action Plan is a region-wide, cross-sector programme.
It was developed to improve the wellbeing of older Aucklanders in our region.
This plan supports the collaboration between the Auckland Council, aged-sector organisations and our communities to ensure Tāmaki Makaurau is age-friendly and inclusive.
Developing the Age-friendly Action Plan
Tāmaki Makaurau Tauawhi Kaumātua (the Age-friendly Auckland Action Plan) was created to respond to the needs of our growing, and increasingly diverse, older Aucklanders.
It is designed to ensure their needs are met, both now and into the future, improving their wellbeing and quality of life.
Our plan is based on the World Health Organization’s Age-friendly Cities and Communities Framework, and Te Whare Tapa Whā -
a Māori wellbeing model.
It reflects the bicultural identity of Aotearoa and the diversity of Tāmaki Makaurau.
Older Aucklanders are diverse
Auckland has the largest population of people aged 65 and older in New Zealand.
Our aging population will create opportunities as well as greater and more complex demands on services and infrastructure.
In addition, our region will be home to substantially more ethnically and culturally diverse older people over the next few decades.
The diversity of Aucklanders varies across our local board areas including:
- life stages
- financial independence.
Knowledge Auckland for detailed information about the diversity of Auckland's older population.
The purpose of this plan
The Age-friendly Auckland Action Plan will help to:
- improve older Aucklanders' quality of life
- future-proof our region so everyone is supported to age well
- identify and guide action to support those most in need.
It outlines the actions that are already underway.
In addition, it introduces new initiatives that organisations will implement over the next five years.
Age-friendly Cities and Communities
The World Health Organization (WHO) established the Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities in 2006.
These cities are committed to supporting each other and creating inclusive and accessible environments for all people to enjoy.
Tāmaki Makaurau joined the Network in March 2022.
The Age-friendly Tāmaki Makaurau framework
Our framework is unique to Tāmaki Makaurau.
It ensures the actions within the plan are meaningful, achievable, and impactful for older Aucklanders.
Get a copy of the framework