Rutherglen Age-Friendly Checklist

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Rutherglen has been selected as a pilot town for the North East Age-Friendly Checklist, an initiative of Age-Friendly Northeast. 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.

An 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 outcomes of this checklist will help inform the Rutherglen Place Plan, as well as provide direction for Council on what residents see as the priorities for their town.

 A Steering Group of passionate Rutherglen residents worked with Council to create the Rutherglen Age-Friendly Checklist.

We are now inviting Rutherglen residents to complete the checklist here.

If you would like to leave a comment on your priorities for Rutherglen, but not complete the checklist, then please email