Mitchell Shire Age Friendly Communities Project

The Mitchell Shire Age-Friendly Communities project is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services and managed in partnerships with the Municipal Association of Victoria.

To create an age friendly community, we need to understand the challenges faced by a broad range of older people in Mitchell Shire. Our approach will provide effective consultation with seniors who are both active in the community and those who, due to their life situation, are harder to reach.

To overcome these issues, we will develop a range of consultation activities and provide a variety of opportunities for our older residents to participate regardless of their life stage.

Mitchell Shire Council has selected 7 volunteers from across our Municipality to become Positive Ageing Ambassadors. The Ambassadors will be skilled-up to talk with their neighbours and the wider community on how best to develop a range of projects or programs to benefit older people. Ambassadors will be each allocated an amount of funds to develop local projects in partnership with their communities.

Consultation processes may include but not be limited to:

  • Peer to peer interviews where older residents ask their peers questions
  • Face to face interviews directly collecting information
  • Round table discussions at local venues
  • Online and postal surveys

The consultations will investigate three critical details:

  • How older people currently engage with their communities
  • What barriers exist that made it difficult for older people to participate in activities that are meaningful to them
  • What would older people prioritise as projects to enhance their communities and make them more age-friendly

The Mitchell Shire Age-Friendly Communities project is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services and managed in partnerships with the Municipal Association of Victoria.

To create an age friendly community, we need to understand the challenges faced by a broad range of older people in Mitchell Shire. Our approach will provide effective consultation with seniors who are both active in the community and those who, due to their life situation, are harder to reach.

To overcome these issues, we will develop a range of consultation activities and provide a variety of opportunities for our older residents to participate regardless of their life stage.

Mitchell Shire Council has selected 7 volunteers from across our Municipality to become Positive Ageing Ambassadors. The Ambassadors will be skilled-up to talk with their neighbours and the wider community on how best to develop a range of projects or programs to benefit older people. Ambassadors will be each allocated an amount of funds to develop local projects in partnership with their communities.

Consultation processes may include but not be limited to:

  • Peer to peer interviews where older residents ask their peers questions
  • Face to face interviews directly collecting information
  • Round table discussions at local venues
  • Online and postal surveys

The consultations will investigate three critical details:

  • How older people currently engage with their communities
  • What barriers exist that made it difficult for older people to participate in activities that are meaningful to them
  • What would older people prioritise as projects to enhance their communities and make them more age-friendly
  • Age-Friendly Community Survey

    As Positive Ageing Ambassadors, we are here to listen to and act upon community ideas to improve your quality of life.

    We are calling on Mitchell Shire's older population to get involved and have your say on how our community can become more 'Age-Friendly'. 

    This survey will form the basis of our community consultation and will inform projects to address your ideas and needs. 

    As Positive Ageing Ambassadors, we are here to listen to and act upon community ideas to improve your quality of life.

    We are calling on Mitchell Shire's older population to get involved and have your say on how our community can become more 'Age-Friendly'. 

    This survey will form the basis of our community consultation and will inform projects to address your ideas and needs. 

    Complete Form
  • 2017 Victorian Seniors Festival - Expressions of Interest

    Council is calling on local clubs, community groups, service providers and businesses to hold an event or activity during the 2017 Victorian Seniors Festival in October.

    Council will publish a festival program to highlight all the events and activities taking place across the Shire.

    To have your event published in the program, fill out the Expression of Interest form by Friday 21 July.

    Council is calling on local clubs, community groups, service providers and businesses to hold an event or activity during the 2017 Victorian Seniors Festival in October.

    Council will publish a festival program to highlight all the events and activities taking place across the Shire.

    To have your event published in the program, fill out the Expression of Interest form by Friday 21 July.

    Complete Form