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Rau-Ti-Para Policy 2012-2017 (Cook Islands Policy on Ageing 2012-2017)

Ministry of Internal Affairs Government of Cook Islands Country Resources Older Persons General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans and service standards Cook Islands 1 January 2012 Policy document disability, human rights, social services

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The vision of this policy is "A healthy, empowered and active older population supported to live a quality life with dignity and respect".

The objectives of this policy are to:
• Ensure improved coordination of services for older persons;
• Ensure that services for older persons, including older persons with disabilities, are affordable, accessible and appropriate;
• Facilitate better utilization of existing services;
• Enhance the range and geographic distribution of services;
• Integrate the needs of older persons in all Government policies and sector plans;
• Ensure the participation of older persons in monitoring the implementation of this Policy and decision-making at all levels; and
• To protect the rights of older persons in the Cook Islands.

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