Direction from Seniors

We want to know what the burning issues are for our older residents. We invite you to complete our survey and work with us as we develop a new Directions From Seniors Plan for 2017-2022.

As a member of the World Health Organisation's Age-Friendly global network, the City of Melville is always interested in hearing from you about how we can be more age-friendly.

Over the past four years we have gathered almost 1,000 survey responses and supported a range of initiatives in response to what you told us. Some of the great outcomes have included:

  • continuing the popular South of the River Forums in partnership with Council on the Ageing to cover topics on things you have told us you would like to hear about, including housing choices, aged care options, healthy lifestyles and well-being.
  • establishing the Digital Hub in 2014 to provide seniors with small group or one on one training in using smartphones, computers, learn about cyber safety;
  • establishing our Access Advisory Panel in 2013 to represent the views of people with disabilities, carers and older people for input into Council decisions
  • establishing MAFAB (Melville Age-Friendly and Accessible Businesses) network in 2016 to give your feedback to local businesses on what would make businesses more age-friendly and finally;
  • working with Garden City, Coffea Fine Espresso, Alzheimer’s Australia WA and Attitudinal Healing WA to host the very first Memory Cafe

We now invite you to work with us in creating the new Directions from Seniors Strategy 2017 - 2022. Please take a short survey at by Friday, 10 March 2017 to help inform the direction of the new plan and ensure the City has heard your priorities.

Directions from Seniors

The strategy aims to create an age-friendly City within the framework of the WHO global network of age-friendly cities by promoting active ageing, removing and preventing barriers that people encounter as they grow older and ensuring policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environment are designed to support and enable seniors to age actively by creating opportunities that enhance social participation, making it a more enjoyable City for all.

The City of Melville continues to build on its previous achievements, working towards an Age-Friendly Melville to advance the aspirations and wellbeing of the ageing community. The City also supports and advocates for seniors regarding infrastructure, housing requirements, programs and services, and supports local business and not for profits to understand and adapt to an ageing community.

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