Brian will focus on improving the lifestyle of our senior citizens
Brian will work towards Hobart being an official 'Age-Friendly City'
Brian has a long-standing connection with the issues that concern older people.
Brian is a Life Member of The Claddagh Association, for organising, and being MC, at seniors' events over a number of years.
Brian chaired a 'Seniors Committee' for a number of years, a committee that worked on all the issues that concerned seniors.
Brian wrote a software package for HACC (Home and Community Care) in Katanning in Western Australia in the 90's, becoming familiar with the issues that HACC dealt with; the care provided to allow older people to stay at home.
Brian will work to have the City of Hobart accepted by the World Health Organisation (W.H.O.) as a member of 'The W.H.O. Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities'. 'Well done' to the City of Clarence for achieving this in 2012. Older people need special attention - seating, toilets, etc.
Hobart is well on the way to being an Age-Friendly City; one that involves and caters for older residents - outdoor spaces and buildings, transportation, housing, social participation, respect, civic participation, communication and information, and community support and health services.
Being able to easily access the city's facilities is important to older people; shopping, theatre, cinema, libraries, visiting friends or relatives. It's what makes life worthwhile and increases the quality of life for older people.