In South Australia we have the oldest population in Australian with something like 18%+ of our population over the age of 65. And it is even worse on the Yoke Peninsula with this cohort being over 30% therein lays part of our challenge
In the Yorke and Mid-North Peninsula there is no public transport system and limited access to reliable and regular medical facilities. Therefore, as a result each year thousands of our elderly residents go without. They go without transport to vital medical appointments and services; they are disadvantaged as a result of this. They become socially isolated, they lose contact with family and friends. Simple things such as a trip to the local grocery store or a cup of tea or coffee with friends just does not happen.