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Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly

Melville  Australia
Print this page City population: 10225225 % over 60Joined Network in 2011

The City of Melville is on its fourth Age-Friendly Strategic Plan. Directions from Seniors 2017-2021 aims to make the City of Melville an age-friendly area to live. This plan was developed through extensive consultation with our older community. Consultation was done through more than a Community reference group, over 700 surveys as well as anecdotal feedback from our residents.

Our current goals include:

Housing – Advocate for increased choices of appropriate housing for older people.
Transport – Identify and promote affordable transport options, accessible transport, accessible parking and pedestrian access that meet older people’s needs.
Social Participation, Respect and Inclusion – Facilitate and promote opportunities for older residents to feel that they matter and belong and have access to affordable opportunities to live life well.

Key Achievements from our 2013-2017 Plan:

  • An Access Advisory Panel; which is made up of a number of community members, has been established and meets quarterly to review the accessibility of public buildings, planning applications, reserves, signage and other access and inclusion matters.
  • The Melville Age-Friendly Accessible Businesses (MAFAB) network supports local businesses to implement accessible and age-friendly initiatives that improve the customer experience for seniors and people with disabilities; including those living with dementia.
  • Garden City Memory Café, launched in 2016, offers those living with dementia, and their carers, a welcoming setting to meet new friends, share experiences and seek support from Alzheimer’s WA.
  • Michael Verde, who is internationally renowned for his work with people with dementia and their carers, held numerous community forums and training workshops in 2015 and 2017.
  • Living Well with Dementia web page – sharing videos of local people living with dementia and a range of people living with dementia and a range of resources to support people in our community to live well with dementia.
  • Mystery Tours is a partnership with Transperth providing Public Transport education for older people.
  • Digital Hub – Melville Libraries provide free support and training on how to use technology including smart phones, laptops and tablets either one on one or in small groups.
  • Melville Talks (Age Friendly) – An online community which offers web articles, links, discussion forums and opportunities to engage in conversations about the different life stages and choices
  • Workshops for older people to contribute to the development of the Local Planning Strategy and Local Housing Strategy.
  • Discounted memberships to LeisureFit Centers for older people.
  • Be Fit for Life.
  • Active in the Park offers free exercise classes for older people.
Commitment Letter
Baseline Assessment