Older adults, organizations, and the community must understand the needs of all citizens and ensure communication and sharing of information. Aspects of an informed society include:

  • Continually consults older adults regarding their needs and interests
  • Ensures older adults are provided with the information they need to be included and engaged
  • Shares information and provides appropriate training for staff members, volunteers, and decision makers at all levels within an organization
  • Shares information about older adults within the community

Keep the five guiding principles in mind as you have your community conversations. The guiding principles are important to consider when you are identifying your community’s strengths and areas for improvement.

See a working example of an informed society witin the dementia context.