Monash was recognised as an Age-Friendly City by the World Health Organisation in 2016.
Age-friendly cities are places where older people live safely, enjoy good health, and stay involved in local activities.
More information is available on the Age-Friendly World website.
Monash qualified to become an Age-Friendly City in 2016 after Council and older residents worked together to develop an Age Friendly Monash Plan.
The Age Friendly Monash Plan is now integrated in the Monash Health and Wellbeing Plan 2021-2025, which sets out the strategic health and wellbeing priorities that will help our community lead healthy, happy and thriving lives.
Actions to continue creating an age-friendly environment include:
The Positive Ageing Reference Group advises on issues concerning older people who live, work, study or visit Monash.
The committee also advises on the implementation and evaluation of the Age Friendly Monash Plan.
If you want to discuss the plan or get involved, please contact Sallenna Skye, Coordinator Social Inclusion, on 9518 3585.