Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly
Council has developed its second Creating an Age-friendly Boroondara Strategy. The five year strategy aims to create a municipality where residents are supported to live in their own homes and actively participate in and contribute to the life of the community.
Departments across Council are involved in the strategy’s implementation including Active Ageing and Disability Services, Community Planning and Development, Traffic and Transport, Economic Development and Environment and Sustainable Living.
Key external partners include community based health and welfare organisation and Melbourne’s Swinburne University.
The first year action plan has seen the piloting of a community meal sharing program, a partnership between Council, the State Department of Health and Human Services and a local shopping centre aimed at improving the customer experience of older residents and Scooter and Wheelchair ‘come and try’ days.
A Reference Group has been established consisting of six older people, six external organisation representatives and two Councillors. The group meets quarterly and provides advice to Council to assist with the implementation of the strategy.