Positive Ageing Reference Group and Age Friendly Ambassadors

Positive Ageing Reference Group

This reference group is made up of a cross section of older adults who live in, work in or visit Monash.

The group is interested in positive and active ageing, active retirement, healthy living and social connections.

Members provide feedback to Council on its policies, plans and services. They also provide advice to Council in relation to communication, engagement and consultation with older people, and assists Council in promoting the benefits of positive and active ageing.

Mayor Brian Little and Cr Nicky Luo are members of this group.

The group has been involved in activities such as the below:

  • Seniors Festival
  • Positive Ageing Expo
  • Monash by Bike
  • Wiser Walkers Pedestrian Safety
  • Wiser Driver Program
  • Mature Age Driver refresher lessons.

There are many ways to have your say about what is important to older adults in Monash.

Terms of Reference

For more information, please read:

Positive Ageing Reference Group - Terms of Reference (pdf, 177KB)


  • Mayor Brian Little
  • Cr Nicky Luo
  • Annette Anakotta
  • Marlene Bottrell
  • Elaine Forde
  • Shi Qin Gao
  • Jan Goodwin
  • Mark Learmonth
  • Constantine Mandalis
  • Jennifer Sheppard
  • Phil Terry
  • Irene Trirouzis
  • Betty Wilderman
  • Andrea Whitty


At its 27 January 2021 meeting, Council noted the resignation of Dorothy Bysouth from the Positive Ageing Reference Group.


For more information:

  • Call Sallenna Moutis, Coordinator Social Inclusion, on 9518 3585.
  • Contact the Positive Ageing Reference Group at parg@monash.vic.gov.au

You can also subscribe to PALS, the Positive Ageing Lifestyle Program mailing list.

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Last updated: 12 April 2021