Key issues for older Tasmanians
Tasmania currently has the highest proportion of older people in our state compared to all other jurisdictions in Australia. At present nearly one fifth of the Tasmanian population is aged 60 years and over. With the ageing of the Tasmanian population, the significant number of older people living alone and the high number of older people living in rural communities, it is important to focus on the key issues for older people as they age. To this end COTA developed a postcard feedback consultation tool to encourage older Tasmanians to have their say. “What are key issues for you as you age”? was one of the questions posed by COTA through postcard feedback in 2010 and 2011.