Community Consultation

COTA Tasmania is undertaking state-wide consultation activities to ensure the opinions of Tasmanians are included in the development of the Government's next Strategy to support Older Tasmanians [Healthy, Engaged and Resilient 2023 - 2029]. 

The current Active Ageing Plan can be found here.  
 
We want to hear your thoughts, experiences and views on ageing in Tasmania.  This could be your own personal experiences, your ideas based on supporting an older person, on working or volunteering, or on your values around what you expect as you age.
 
We respect your privacy and your responses are anonymous.

We hope to gather as many ideas as possible, and you can skip any questions you prefer not to answer.
 
This survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.  If you would like to complete a shorter version, please click here.
 
 
If you would like a hard copy of this survey, please call us on 62 313 265.
 
 
 

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* 1. Please indicate your age.

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* 2. What is your postcode ?

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* 3. How do you describe your gender? 

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* 4. Do you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander?

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* 5. Please select any of the accessibility needs that may apply to you?

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* 6. Do you speak another language at home? If so, what language'

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* 7. My primary source of income is...

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* 8. How secure are your finances to meet your current needs?

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* 9. Do you live alone, or with someone?

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* 11. What does being actively engaged in life as you age mean to you?

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* 12. How do you feel when you think about your later years in life

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* 13. Do you ever feel judged by others based on your age alone?

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* 14. Have you ever experienced discrimination within the workplace based on your age?

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* 15. Is ageing and growing older something that you actively think about and are planning ahead for?

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* 16. What groups or activities do you currently engage in within your community?

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* 17. Where do you currently find out about local activities in your area?

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* 18. Choose from the following, any factors which affect your ability to learn or do something new.

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* 19. Thinking of your experiences over the past 2 years and the impact COVID-19 has had on you personally, what has had the biggest impact?

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* 20. Where do you go for trusted information about COVID-19

Many things influence your ability to 'have a good life' as you age.

For the following questions, please rate the following factors in terms of their importance for you in staying healthy, engaged and resilient as you age here in Tasmania.

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Please indicate from the following options, your (3) most-valued aspects

of 'living a good life'.

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Which of the following factors impact on your ability to stay healthy, engaged and resilient as you age here in Tasmania.

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Does your current level of health interfere with your ability to do what's important to you ?

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* 24. How easy is it for you to get the health support and services you need ?

  Easy Somewhat easy Neither easy nor difficult Somewhat difficult Very difficult
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What is most important to you in relation to accessing support for your health needs.

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Do you feel that health information is presented to you in a way that you can understand?

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* 27.

Computers and access to the internet have become heavily relied upon in recent times, even more so since COVID-19.  How do you rate your ability to access and feel comfortable using computers, the internet and Smartphones?

  Excellent Very good Good Fair Poor
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Who, if anyone, helps you to access information and use technology 

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* 29. How safe do you feel when ?

  Safe Somewhat safe Neither safe nor unsafe Unsafe Very unsafe
a. Travelling in or driving a vehicle
b. Around my home
c. Being online
d. In my relationships

e. Moving about in my neighbourhood or community

f. On the phone

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* 30. How do you currently move around your community?

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* 31. Choose the factors which most affect your ability to access or use transport when you need it.

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* 32. Of the following, which do you feel are the most important areas for Government to invest in to enable Tasmanians to age well within their communities

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What are 3 things about Tasmania that make it a good place in which to grow older ?

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* 34. What are 3 things about Tasmania that make growing older more challenging ?

Thank you for sharing your experiences and ideas. 
The information we gather from this survey will be used to inform our final report and recommendations to Government and shape and influence their next Strategy to support Tasmanians to age well.



If you'd like to offer further insights or assist our consultation project reach more Tasmanian's, please contact:

Brigid Wilkinson
brigidw@cotatas.org.au
62 313 265

 

As well as this survey, we will be working with local organisations and groups to undertake statewide community conversations as well as some creative activities.

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