Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors

Eight domains assessment checklist

(based on information contained in Age-friendly Communities: A Western Australian Approach, the Agefriendly Neighbourhoods Guidelines and Toolkit for Local Government and the World Health Organisation Strategy, Towards an age-friendly world).

Consider the following questions in relation to your community and start thinking about how you can provide different or better services for older people.

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Outdoor spaces and buildings
Consider — The environment can make a massive difference to the quality of life of an ageing population:
Transport
Consider — Access to transport plays a significant role in keeping older people independent:
Housing
Consider — Most older people want to grow older in their own homes:
Social participation
Consider — Social isolation is more damaging to the health of older people than smoking:
Respect and social inclusion
Consider — People aged 50 years and over report feeling 'invisible':
Civic participation and employment
Consider — Older workers are considered by some employers to be those aged 45 years and over:
Communication and information
Consider — Is this easy to read?
Community support and health services
Consider — Ageism means older people are often seen as a burden or ‘bed blockers’ in the health system:

Resources available

Printable versions of this resource and many others are available for download in the Queensland: an age-friendly community toolkit.