Why it’s Relevant
Staying connected to events and people and having access to timely, practical information to manage life and meet personal needs is vital for active ageing. Lack of awareness of what is on offer, or how to access it, prevents many older people from accessing useful services or resources.
A reliable flow of accessible information about community news, activities and opportunities keeps older people active and involved, and is critical for those who have few formal or informal networks to call on.
Information today is delivered in ways few could have imagined ten and twenty years ago — and many still don’t know how to use. As more and more services and information move exclusively online, it is vital to make sure that older people stay connected.
Age-friendly communities recognise that not everyone has a smartphone or Internet access and that information needs to be disseminated through a variety of means.