Participant Information

A Community Steering Group, supported by Nelson City Council, is developing a strategy to respond to our ageing community. The strategy will help ensure Nelson is a City For All Ages, where everyone can participate no matter what their age. As part of this work we want to know how age-friendly you think Nelson is.

The survey was designed by Age Concern and the project is being conducted with support from the Centre for Active Ageing, Auckland University of Technology and is funded by Nelson City Council.

What is the purpose of this research?

Residents’ views and experiences of how age-friendly the Nelson community is will inform the Steering Group on what’s needed to improve the age-friendliness of Nelson. The World Health Organization defines an agefriendly community as one which recognises the great diversity among older people; promotes their inclusion and contribution in all areas of community life; respects their decisions and lifestyle choices and anticipates and responds flexibly to ageing-related needs and preferences.

Who can participate in this project?

We welcome responses from anyone of any age however participants must live in Nelson. Your participation is completely voluntary.

What will happen in this research?

All responses are sent to the project team for analysis. Your response will be anonymous, no one will know who it has come from. After completing the survey, you can enter a prize draw for a $100 grocery voucher/prezzy card, if you wish. It will be separate from your answers and the researchers are unable to match your name and contact details with your survey response. The winner will be contacted directly after 31 March 2020.

What are the benefits?

The results of the survey will be used to help make Nelson more age-friendly which will benefit the whole community.What are the costs of participating in this project?

There is no cost to participating in this research other than about 10-15 minutes of your time.

When does the survey close?

You have until 5pm on 25 March 2020 to submit your answers.

How do I agree to participate in this project?

Your consent to participate is indicated by the submission of your completed survey form.

What do I do if I have concerns about this research?

Please contact Nicky McDonald, Group Manager Strategy and Communications at Nelson City Council if you have any concerns about the nature of this project ( Phone: 03 546 0200) Concerns regarding any researcher’s conduct should be notified to the Executive Secretary of AUTEC, Kate O’Connor,, 921 9999 ext 6038.