for living

Active ageing in Eastern Southland

Feasibility Study

Ready for Living Stage 1 (feasibility) was funded by MBIE through the Southern Regional Development Strategy and was completed in August 2018.

The brief for the feasibility study included several components:

  • To undertake local research to understand perceptions of retirement, and the Gore District’s capacity for supporting people in their 65+ years, now and into the future;
  • Undertake research nationally and internationally to understand what work is underway in this space, and explore whether models in existence elsewhere could be duplicated in the Gore District;
  • Through a co-design process, develop a series of recommendations for the Gore District to consider and the common thinking of ageing population as a “challenge” or “problem” to be broken down.

The report from this feasibility study, and a one page project overview that depicts the fundamentals of the project based on the feasibility outcomes, is available to download below.


GDC ready for living feasibility study download


Photo of R4L Strategy cover page and internal pages.