How do you imagine Nelson in 10 years time? Or 50 years? Or 100?

Is it a city that anyone of any age would enjoy living in?

Is there room for everyone, including our fastest growing 65+ age group, in the life of our city?

What needs to be enhanced, improved or added to make the living experience the best possible?

These are the questions absorbing the time of a community steering group that is building a strategy to make Nelson truly a City For All Ages.

A fifth of Nelsonians are over 65. In a couple of decades that will rise to a third. This change affects us all - and so everyone has a stake in making sure Nelson is a fabulous place to live at any age. This is everyone's future.

The average age of Nelson people is rising at an increasing pace, as it is for our neighbours. Within a couple of decades Tasman expects to be the second oldest community in the entire country. Nelson is predicted to be the 14th oldest out of 67 councils. This demographic swing is going to mean changes for housing, the economy, the labour market, transport, health care… the list goes on.

Imagine what it will be like for you to grow older in Nelson. We need to plan how we want our city to adapt so that all of us can stay an active part of the community as we age.

If you would like to be involved in the strategy the steering group is working on, please give us your feedback below and sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear about upcoming events.

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City For All Ages