Latrobe City Council has a new positive ageing action plan called Ageing Well Latrobe, aiming to shape a healthy, safe and resilient community for people who are aged 55 years and over.
The action plan was developed following engagement sessions held earlier in the year with local community members to understand their ideas and aspirations.
Relevant health and wellbeing data is also integrated in the action plan, which forms part of the Municipal Health and Wellbeing Plan, Living Well Latrobe 2022-2025.
The Ageing Well Latrobe Plan has five priority areas, each applying a positive ageing lens, including:
- Healthy and Active
- Resilient and Supported
- Natural and Built Environments
Mayor of Latrobe City Cr Kellie O’Callaghan said Council was committed to making community members aged 55 and over feel welcome, connected and celebrated.
“People aged 55 years and over represent almost 35 per cent of Latrobe City’s population, so it’s important make sure our services, facilities and programs consider their needs and their voices are acknowledged.
“The Ageing Well Latrobe Action Plan will also be supported by our Positive Ageing Community Group, which brings together individuals who generously share their lived experiences and ideas with Council,” said the Mayor.