Helping older adults connect with community
Older adults have so many skills, talents and experiences that we should utilise within our communities. The WayFairer Project is changing the volunteer landscape. It helps adults aged 50+ years old and community networks to connect with each other and foster a reciprocal relationship.
Through the WayFairer Project, adults aged 50+ year old will be matched with community clubs and organisations to gift their time, skills, talents and interests to help address the challenges faced by clubs and help them thrive.
How it Works
Community groups, clubs, not-for-profit organisations and schools will take part in a Community Analysis, where organisations will be able to self-reflect and determine what areas they might need support in.
On the other end, adults aged 50+ years old (or WayFairers) will take part in a process called knowledge mapping. Knowledge mapping will help older adults understand the skills they’ve acquired, the experiences they’ve had, and their own interests. The WayFairer Project will take all of these into consideration when matching them with a community organisation.
After the Community Analysis and Knowledge Mapping has been completed, community organisations and WayFairers will be matched to ensure that a reciprocal and mutually beneficial relationship will be formed.
Inclusion Solutions works in partnership with other organisations that understand the impact and importance our ageing demographic has on society. These partnerships bring together a thorough understanding of communities and the significant social impact older adults can have on communities across WA.
If you are a local government looking for ways to achieve age-friendly communities; or a community club or organisation that needs help, get in touch to talk about how the WayFairer Project can help you.
Kalamunda WayFairer Project
A 5-year project with the City of Kalamunda
Erin Taylor at
Mandurah WayFairer Project
0423 760 581