'Age friendly' means people of all ages can live healthy and independent lives for as long as possible and participate in the community as they grow older. Age friendly initiatives benefit children, parents and younger people with disabilities, whilst recognising the specific needs of older people.
40% of City of Unley's total population is above 50 years of age.
The majority of disposable income is held by those over 60 years of age.
South Australian population is ageing faster than any other mainland state.
Older people are more likely to shop locally.
Wealth is concentrated in the older population. The great majority of disposable income is held by those over 60 years of age, and 'baby boomers' are the wealthiest generation in our history. Older people represent a large market segment that is also likely to reward businesses which meet their needs by becoming repeat customers. Additionally, older people are more likely to choose to visit local shops, rather than travelling further afield or shopping online.
Age Friendly Business Checklist(PDF, 1MB)
Age friendly business recognition program
The City of Unley’s Age Friendly Business Program recognises businesses in Unley that are implementing strategies to improve the customer experience of older people.
Learn more about the Age Friendly Business Recognition Program
The City of Unley’s Age Friendly Business Program recognises businesses in the City of Unley that are implementing strategies to improve the customer experience of older people. The aim of the program is to increase understanding of the needs of older patrons and the benefits of implementing age friendly improvements to business premises and services.
Businesses that commit to the program will be recognised and promoted, receive an ‘Age Friendly Trader’ sticker which they can display in their shop windows with pride, and receive offers for free educational workshops to further their understanding.
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