Rutherglen Age-Friendly Checklist

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Rutherglen has been selected as a pilot town for the North East Age-Friendly Checklist. Creating age-friendly environments is crucial for communities to be places where older people can continue to develop personally, contribute to their communities, and age safely in a place that is right for them. Such places promote health, remove barriers to participation, and provide support to people experiencing losses in mental or physical capacity.

The Age-Friendly Checklist can assist with the first step in the process of creating age-friendly communities - understanding how aspects of community life enable, or create barriers, to healthy ageing.

 The first phase of bringing together a Steering Group of passionate Rutherglen residents to break-down the checklist to be specific to the priorities of Rutherglen has closed. Once the Steering Committee has refined the checklist, we will then call on the wider Rutherglen Community to complete the refined Checklist, which will help inform the Rutherglen Place Plan, as well as provide direction for Council on what residents see as the priorities for their town.

Your input in completing this checklist in May 2021 will be invaluable to forward planning for all people to live and age well. Stay tuned for opportunities to be involved.

If you would like to be involved in a roaming review of the central walking avenues of Rutherglen, including Main Street, High Street, Murray Street, Douglas Street and any other priority streets identified, please complete the form below. It is anticipated that there will be at least two roaming reviews in late April and early May.