Age well in Monash

Senior man and woman swimming

We deliver on strategic objectives outlined in the Monash Health and Wellbeing Plan 2021-2025. This plan brings together all the areas within Council that help us define what creates a healthy city. It sets out the strategic health and wellbeing priorities to maximise the health, happiness, and wellbeing of the Monash community.

Age-Friendly Monash

Monash was recognised as an Age-Friendly City by the World Health Organisation (WHO) 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 WHO Age-Friendly Cities website.

Creating an Age-Friendly City

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.

Actions to continue creating an age-friendly environment include:

  • Establish Monash as a dementia-friendly community.
  • Provide a range of programs that build connection and support wellbeing.
  • Actively engage older people from a diverse range of backgrounds to be represented on Council committees, networks and forums and the Age-friendly ambassador program.
  • Active inclusion of LGBTIQA+ older people by including positive and supportive themes in programs and events.
  • Develop a whole-of-community approach to addressing ageism and preventing elder abuse.