Age Friendly Monash

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In early 2016, Monash was declared an 'Age Friendly City' by the World Health Organisation. We are one of only seven Victorian municipalities to receive this distinction.

Age Friendly cities are places where older people live safely, enjoy good health, and stay involved in local activities. More information is available on this Age Friendly World website.

Please read article submitted to the Victorian Active Ageing Partnership (VAAP) newsletter by Mark Learmonth, local resident and member of the Monash Positive Ageing Reference Group: Increasing walking by having ‘places to rest’

Age Friendly City

Monash qualified to become an Age Friendly City after Council and older residents worked together for two years to develop a long-term Age Friendly Monash Plan.

Some older residents volunteered as Age Friendly Ambassadors and went out and met with their fellow older residents to find out what they thought the plan's actions and priorities should be.

You can view the plan here:

Age Friendly Monash - A Positive Ageing Plan 2015-2019 (pdf, 2MB)

Some of the actions in Monash's plan are:

  • Improving and increasing the number of ‘places to rest’ in public areas
  • Establishing a working group to investigate the issues and barriers seniors face when parking in Monash and to consider all possible solutions
  • Promoting government incentives for employing seniors to Monash employers
  • Creating opportunities for people to support each other, such as younger people teaching older people how to use technological devices.

As part of the Age Friendly process, the Ambassadors continue to be actively involved in the plan, both in the implementation and evaluation process.

If you would like to discuss the plan or get involved, please contact Sallenna Moutis, Coordinator Social Inclusion, on 9518 3585.

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Last updated: 31 July 2019