Brimbank,
21
April
2017
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04:08
Australia/Melbourne

Help shape an age friendly Brimbank

Summary

Brimbank City Council is starting work on the draft Age Friendly City Plan 2017-2021 and is calling on community members to get involved.

Community members and service providers will soon be called on to be part of the consultation process to help shape the draft plan, which will build on the strengths of the Brimbank Age Friendly City Plan 2013-2017.

Mayor of Brimbank, Cr John Hedditch said the aim of an age friendly community is to encourage participation by older people in the community and remove barriers to social participation.

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

“In the coming months, we will be calling on the community and service providers to be part of the consultation to help shape the Brimbank’s draft Age friendly City Plan for the next four years.

“This process will be supported by the Brimbank Active Seniors Network and Council of the Ageing (COTA) Victoria which is the peak consumer body for older people,” Cr Hedditch said.

Development of the plan will again be guided by the World Health Organisation’s Age Friendly City framework and by the commitments of the Age Friendly Victoria Declaration signed by Council in July 2016. The Declaration commits local governments to working to create age friendly communities in Victoria.

Community consultations sessions are scheduled to take place in June 2017 with interested community members and service providers.

For more information on Council’s achievements under the Brimbank Age Friendly City Plan 2013-2017 visit brimbank.vic.gov.au