Palmerston North City Council is one of 13 local organisations to receive funding in the latest Office for Seniors grants round of the Age friendly Fund.
Grants of up to $15,000 are available for projects that promote the inclusion of older people and help communities prepare for their ageing populations.
Acting Chief Customer Officer, Kerry-Lee Probert said: “Palmerston North is committed to creating a city where older people are connected, safe and have access to services and facilities that are inclusive of their needs.
“We are really pleased to have received this funding which will support our diverse senior community and help us develop a collaborative Age friendly Action Plan for Palmerston North.”
Office for Seniors Director, Diane Turner, added: “This funding aims to ensure older people remain connected and with the confidence to continue to actively participate in their community.
“With the right planning and support, we can create age-friendly environments where everyone, regardless of age, feels valued and connected.”
For more information on the projects, the recipients and the Age friendly Fund go to: Funding for age friendly communities | Te Tari Kaumātua (officeforseniors.govt.nz)