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, 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 who 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 who needs help, get in touch to talk about how the WayFairer Project can help you.
The WayFairer Project is currently running in two WA communities: the City of Kalamunda and the City of Mandurah.
The Kalamunda WayFairer Project
The Kalamunda WayFairer Project is a 5-year project with the City of Kalamunda. If you are a community organisation, club, group, not-for-profit, or community member within the City of Kalamunda, be part of the project by contacting Inclusion Solutions!
The Mandurah WayFairer Project
The Mandurah WayFairer Project is a 5-year project with the City of Mandurah. If you are a community organisation, club, group, not-for-profit, or community member within the City of Mandurah, be part of the project by contacting Inclusion Solutions!
Tell us a little more about you by completing an expression of interest form or get in touch to find out more about the program and participating areas.