Let's make our communities more Age Friendly

Created: Thursday, 20 October 2016

Age Friendly Consultations FINAL   


Come along and have your say at one of the five Age Friendly consultations that are happening across the Mount Alexander Shire in October. There will be a number of projects rolled out in 2017 and 2018 to help older community members participate fully in community life and to support the health and wellbeing of people over 65 years.

Representatives from Castlemaine Community House and Maldon Neighbourhood Centre have spoken with key agencies that work with or for older people and have developed project concepts from these conversations.

“We want the communities across Mount Alexander to tell us which projects are right for them, and how they can be improved to best meet community need” explains Centre Coordinator, Amy Atkinson from Maldon Neighbourhood Centre. “There will be consultation events held in Taradale, Castlemaine, Newstead and Maldon.”

Community buses will be available to transport interested community members to the consultations.

“We have a number of volunteer Positive Ageing Ambassadors hosting small group discussions about the project concepts as well as the five larger consultation events.” Said Martyn Shaddick, Manager Castlemaine Community House. “We would like to hear from a diverse range of community members and we encourage everyone to get involved”.

Consultations events will be held at the following times and locations:

Taradale Primary School on Thursday 20 October at 1.30pm (includes afternoon tea)

Maldon Community Centre on Wednesday  26 October at 1pm (after community lunch)

Re-Public Café, Castlemaine on Thursday 27 October at 2.30pm (includes afternoon tea)

Lesterville Centre, 30 Williams St, Castlemaine on Wednesday 2nd November from 10.30am to 12.30pm (includes morning tea)

Newstead RTC on Wednesday 2 November from 1.00 (includes lunch)

The Age Friendly Communities project is supported the Victorian Government through the Department of Health and Human Services. The project is led by a steering committee of key stakeholders and community representatives, and will be completed by June 2018.

For more information contact Amy Atkinson, Maldon Neighbourhood Centre Coordinator on 5475 2093.


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