Ageing Well Ambassadors

Federation Council has commenced the development of an Ageing Well Strategy 2018-2022 to plan for the needs of our ageing population.

The strategy will document the vision for an age-friendly community where the physical, social, and mental well-being of older people is promoted and strengthened.

Council is committed to ensuring that senior residents are well supported and actively engaged in their communities. This project addresses a number of key areas that will ensure the Federation Council area is a liveable community for senior residents.

A collaborative approach is proposed, where Council and the community work together to develop a plan that consists of clear strategies and actions.

The Ageing Well project plans to utilise existing networks and people within the community to undertake the initial planning aspects of the project. This approach is more likely to achieve the desired outcome by developing strong partnerships and ensuring the needs and priorities are accurately reflected within the plan.

Local senior residents are being encouraged to drive the development of the plan and conduct the community engagement component by becoming an Aging Well Ambassador.

Expressions of interest are now open and Council is seeking 8-10 residents to become Ageing Well Ambassadors.

Ambassadors will be provided with the necessary training to equip them with the tools needed to facilitate focus groups and community engagement. They will be supported by Council staff and reimbursed for their travel and time.

For further information or to register your interest please submit the Expressions of Interest Form below or contact Deanne Drage on  0407 785 972.

Expressions of interest closes on at 5pm on Sunday 22 October.