FOCUS AREA: Mobility
Mobility enables access to living experiences.
Currently the ability to hold a drivers’ licence is seen as essential in enabling an older person to lead an
active life in Eastern Southland. This does not need to be the case, lack of transport should not be a barrier to
being in the community.
Ensuring that appropriate mobility aids are available and affordable for all.
- Access to a variety of aids
- Affordability of equipment
Owning a car and retaining a drivers licence should not be essential in leading an active life.
- Social bus service
- Tailored services for people with mobility issues
- Affordable taxi service
- Reduced reliance on own car/licence
Town Centre Design
Ensuring the town centre is suited to people with reduced physical ability.
- Age-friendly access
- Footpath condition
- Shop and building access
- Scooter movements
Identifying those in need of support and connecting them with the appropriate services at the earliest possible time.
- Determining who needs help
- Establishing where help is available
- Early intervention
HAVE YOUR SAY
We would love to hear from you! What do you think needs to be done to make Gore District the place you would want to stay in for your older years?