Do you live in or near Gawler and want to help shape the future for older people in your area?

The Plug-in invites you to help develop an Ageing Well Framework for the Town of Gawler which will be used to assist older residents to live healthy, enriched and connected lives.

We are delighted to be working with the Town of Gawler to gather insights and learn more about the needs of older residents in and around the local government area, and identify any gaps or changes required to current services.

The feedback and insights will inform the Town of Gawler’s Ageing Well Framework and underpin the Council strategy to deliver and oversee future ageing well services for the local community.

The project will be carried out over two stages and we will be seeking people who live in the Town of Gawler or surrounding areas and who want to help create a brighter future for ageing residents, to participate in workshops (stage 1) and a community survey (stage 2).

Stage 1 — Community workshops

We want to know what a community that supports you to age well would look and feel like — and what role you believe the Council can play in making this a reality.

To better understand the needs of older local residents in and around the Town of Gawler, and identify any gaps in current services, we will be hosting three community workshops.

Click here to REGISTER your interest in stage 1

What’s involved?

Workshops will be a guided discussion where you can share your experiences and ideas, and help us to explore and understand what ageing well looks like and feels like in the Town of Gawler.

To take part you will need to be able to attend one 1.5 hour workshop in December 2021.

Am I eligible?

To be involved, you will need to:

  • Be aged 65 years or older; and
  • Be a resident of the Town of Gawler or surrounding areas (eg Kingsford, Concordia, Hewett and Gawler Belt).

If you would like to contribute to this project, please click below to register your interest as a participant.

Click here to REGISTER your interest in stage 1

As much as we would like to have everyone involved, the number of participants is limited. In order to be considered for involvement, please register your interest as soon as possible by following the link above.

If you are selected to participate in a workshop, you will be provided with a $50 gift card as a thank you for your time and contribution.

Stage 2 — Community survey

In the second stage of this research, we will be conducting a survey with the wider community to further understand the needs of older residents in and around Town of Gawler. The survey will be based on the discussions in the workshops and will ask you about how your council can create a community that helps you and others to have a positive ageing experience.

More information on how to take part will be made available closer to the survey date.

For further information please contact Elyse at The Plug-in on (08) 8224 5526 or email connect@theplugin.com.au

Supported by Office for Ageing Well, SA Health