Step 4 – Implement the plan

With the assessment and planning done, you can now start to implement your age friendly actions.

Implementation is the part of the project where strategies and plans turn into actions. Actions should align with the goals of the strategy or plan. Putting actions in place shows the community the results of your planning which, in many cases, they will have been part of.

“People really appreciated the engagement. It can take longer and be ‘messier’, but in the long run we ended up with not just a strategy but a whole concept that the community believes in and not just something that lives on the shelf. It makes us more accountable because people ask about it - ‘what happened to this’ and ‘what about that’.”

Gerry Brooking, Carterton District Council

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