So much so that we’re committed to making sure Moonee Valley is a place where they are treated with respect and dignity, and can stay healthy and active for as long as possible.
We’ve received membership into the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Global Network for Age Friendly Cities and Communities.
It sounds complicated but put simply we want to keep the needs of our growing senior population front of mind.
We know that social isolation is a major barrier stopping our seniors from feeling connected with their community, and it also means they might not be finding out about the services that can help make their lives easier.
By joining this network we can look at what organisations around the world are doing to make their cities more age friendly. We can also share the good things we’re doing too!
Did you know we have an `Age well in Moonee Valley’ mobile office? This bus travels around to places where seniors gather to let people know what services are available to them and how to access them.
We also have an Active Ageing Reference Group which allows us to hear first-hand from seniors about their needs. Group member Gary said the group allows their voices to be heard in a meaningful way.
“I want to have a sense that as I age I belong to the Moonee Valley community and that my values and lifestyle are included,” he said.
“Any changes that impact on seniors need to be driven by them.”
Gary, we’ve got your back.
Find out more about our services for seniors here.