Council asks residents how they can age well

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A COUNCIL is asking its residents what they feel is important so they can have a happier old age and older people can live independently in their own homes for longer.

Hampshire County Council is offering people the chance to fill in a survey to let it know what are the main priorities are for ageing well.

Executive member for adult social care Cllr Liz Fairhurst said: ‘With an increasing ageing population it is essential we offer the right advice, support and services to help older residents remain independent, enhance their quality of life and reduce or delay the need to use long-term social care or health services.’

Views received will be put into the ‘Ageing Well in Hampshire’ strategy to be published April 2014. The strategy aims to improve the wellbeing of older residents by addressing key issues such as access to the right information and being able to get out and about.

The strategy will form part of the council’s overall Health and Wellbeing Strategy for the county, designed to help people to age well.

To complete the survey go to hants.gov.uk/ageingwell-hampshire or call (01962) 847982 for more information.

The closing date is Monday, December 2.