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Creating an Age-friendly Community

Anyone aged over 55 is invited to come along to a forum aimed at making Wangaratta an Age-Friendly Community.

The Rural City of Wangaratta will hold an Age-Friendly Communities Forum on Tuesday, 27 November 2018.

This forum will workshop the ideas put forward by the community to design projects that will make our community more age-friendly and more liveable for everyone.

It has been demonstrated that when older people can stay connected to family, friends, events, news and activities they are able to age with improved outcomes for their wellbeing.

Guest speaker at the forum will be Dr Kathleen Brasher, Age Friendly Communities, Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW). The Forum follows the valued worked completed as part of the WAVE (Well Ageing Vision & Engagement) project, conducted by NHW.

Your participation at the Forum will influence projects that improve the social, physical and mental wellbeing of our community members.  Age-Friendly Ambassadors who would like to help drive projects will be sought.

The Age-Friendly Communities Forum will be held on Tuesday, 27 November 2018 in the Memorial Hall, Performing Arts & Convention Centre, Cnr Ford & Ovens Streets, Wangaratta, from 10.00am to 12.00pm.

To participate in this event please RSVP your attendance to:  https://age-friendly-communities-tickets.eventbrite.com.

For any questions or to RSVP directly please contact Wendy Daly, Council’s Age-Friendly Project Officer on 03 5722 0762 or email w.daly@wangratta.vic.gov.au

 

About the Age-Friendly Communities Project

Council has been fortunate to obtain funding from the Victorian Government to explore opportunities with the community about how to create an age-friendly community where older people can work, live, play and feel as a valued member of the community. 

Age-friendly communities support older adults by designing policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environments that help older people to live safely, enjoy good health and stay involved.

In the near future we will be contacting various community groups to seek assistance:

  1. To identify projects that assist older people to remain active and connected to their communities
  2. To obtain feedback on issues pertaining to older people
  3. To identify Age Friendly Ambassadors who would help to drive programs to be implemented

If you have any interest in becoming involved and/or becoming an Age-Friendly Ambassador, we would love to hear from you.  Please contact Council’s Age-Friendly Community Project Officer on 03 5722 0762.

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