Geraldton businesses to get senior tick of approval

Geraldton Guardian
Businesses can register to join the City of Greater Geraldton’s Senior User-Friendly Business program.
Camera IconBusinesses can register to join the City of Greater Geraldton’s Senior User-Friendly Business program. Credit: Geoff Vivian, The Geraldton Guardian

A new program highlighting user-friendly businesses in Geraldton for senior residents and visitors has been launched by the City of Greater Geraldton.

Businesses can now apply to become a Senior User-Friendly Business (SUB) through the City’s website, where they’ll be given a checklist of items to fulfil, covering safety, comfort, visibility, clarity and respect.

Once assessed and declared senior user-friendly, businesses will be listed in the City’s online directory, the QEII monthly newsletter and on noticeboards.

Mayor Shane Van Styn said the program was needed in the community due to the high number of residents over the age of 65 and the influx in grey nomads.

Throughout the year the City will host free training sessions for businesses interested in the program.

Evaluations will be conducted by volunteer seniors working as mystery shoppers.

The SUB program was created with an initial seed grant from the Department of Communities.

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