Make your business age-friendly
The 2016 ABS Census reported almost 32,000 people over the age of 60 living in the City of Joondalup and this is expected to increase to approximately 43,000 people by 2036.
The City has developed an Age-Friendly Business Checklist and training to provide an insight into age-friendly business practices, with no-cost and low-cost tips to assist in engaging with this growing segment of the community.
Age-Friendly Business Checklist
The checklist is a useful resource to refer to when putting together an Age-Friendly Action Plan for your business.
The checklist also includes some guidelines relating to people with dementia as currently there are approximately 1,700 people living with dementia in Joondalup and this is predicted to increase to 5,800 by 2050. Shopping Centres report there are more lost people with dementia than lost children, so it is important for local businesses to have an understanding of assisting people with dementia.
Age-Friendly Business Workshops
Age-Friendly Business workshops will be available free of charge at the City of Joondalup Libraries – Joondalup, Meeting Room One at the following dates and times:
- Tuesday 18 February 2020 from 5.30pm – 6.30pm – book online
- Wednesday 26 February 2020 from 8.00am – 9.00am – book online
The workshops will be delivered by consultants who will provide tools to foster an age-friendly business approach with an overview of the City of Joondalup’s Economic Development Services.
There is also an option to book a separate workshop for your team for a subsidised rate.