Brimbank,
23
November
2017
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03:05
Australia/Melbourne

Have Your Say: Draft Age Friendly City Plan 2017-2021

We're seeking your feedback on the draft Age Friendly City Plan 2017-2021. It aims to create opportunities for older people in the community to live active and fulfilling lives and remove barriers to social participation.

Mayor of Brimbank, Cr Margaret Giudice said development of the Draft Age Friendly City Plan 2017-2021 was guided by the World Health Organisation’s Age Friendly City framework.

“The draft Age Friendly City Plan 2017-2021 provides the direction for Council to deliver an age friendly city and has been developed in response to what the community has told us.

“Council considers older people as key partners in developing the draft plan. We value our older community members and want to support their independence and quality of life.

Early Consultation

“Earlier this year, from May to June, Council consulted the community and service providers to inform the creation of the draft Age Friendly City Plan 2017-2021.

“We received an overwhelming response, with more than 730 people and organisations contributing their ideas to the draft plan.

“It is clear that the community is interested in shaping an age friendly Brimbank, and we look forward to further feedback on the draft plan,” Cr Giudice said.

Supporting Brimbank's Older Community

The draft Age Friendly City Plan 2017-2021 articulates Council’s role and direction for supporting Brimbank’s ageing community and provides a view of the social, physical, cultural and economic environment experienced by older people living in Brimbank.

The public consultation period is open from Wednesday 22 November to Thursday 21 December 2017.

View copies of the draft plan and to have your say, at Draft Age Friendly City Plan 2017-2021 or call 9249 4000.

Council provides a range of in home support and community support, and recreational programs to assist older people, as well as their families and carers.

In addition, Council is actively involved with the Brimbank Active Seniors Network and the peak consumer body for older people, the Council of the Ageing (COTA) Victoria.