Lifelong Learning Projects
Active and Engaged Seniors Project
The Active & Engaged Seniors Project is an initiative of Council that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of local people aged 55 years and over by providing greater opportunities and encouraging increased participation in a variety of age appropriate activities in the City of Melton.
The project is being undertaken as a response to a report by the Senior Commissioner for Victorians, ‘Ageing is Everyone’s Business’. The report found that seniors need more opportunities to join, attend and participate in clubs, groups, organisations and activities in the community.
The project will look to understand the needs and aspirations of seniors’ lifestyle, personal safety, happiness and community wellbeing and how these may vary within each local community. It will also aim to recognise what makes a welcoming and age friendly environment for older people.
A pilot program of activities will be developed by Council and as such, Council would like to talk to local seniors to seek their input on the location, number and types of activities that would meet their needs.
Tell us what you think
Consultation is currently being undertaken online.
We invite anyone residing in the City of Melton to complete the online survey to help us inform the development of the pilot program.
The survey is short and will take less than 10 minutes to complete.
Amid the coronavirus crisis, face to face consultations have been delayed until it is deemed safe to conduct these sessions.