Step 3 – Develop a plan

Communities working towards becoming age friendly should develop a plan that focuses on their own specific strengths, cultures, and needs.

Before you develop your plan, make sure you understand your community’s current situation.

Step 2 – Complete an assessment

Aotearoa New Zealand is a unique and diverse nation. When planning, it is important to think about the impacts of our:

  • geographic isolation
  • relatively small population
  • rural/urban split
  • bicultural framework for relations between the Crown and Māori
  • vulnerability to natural hazards such as flooding, extreme weather events, rising sea levels, earthquakes and tsunamis.

Make sure you also consider the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on your community, Aoteoroa as a whole, and any overseas stakeholders or partners you may be working with.

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