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The Wairarapa Positive Ageing Strategy was developed by the three Wairarapa District Councils to prepare for our rapidly ageing community.  In the next 25 years, the number of Wairarapa residents aged over 65 is expected to increase by approximately 79% to nearly 15,000, or 1 in 4 residents.

Extensive local research and consultation was undertaken as part of this process and in May, the Joint Councils adopted the draft strategy.  This document outlines the way in which the Councils will work together to improve and integrate their work for our older people.  The final copy will be ready for public release mid-2019.

More information about the development of strategy is available on our Seniors Page.

If you have any questions, or would like to be kept updated, please go to your local District Council website or contact:
• South Wairarapa District Council: enquiries@swdc.govt.nz 
• Carterton District Council: gerry@cdc.govt.nz
• Masterton District Council: aaronb@mdc.govt.nz / hoanip@mdc.govt.nz