Positive Ageing Reference Group and Age-Friendly Ambassadors


The Positive Ageing Reference Group is made up of a cross-section of older adults who live or work in, or visit, Monash.

The group is interested in positive and active ageing, active retirement, healthy living and social connections.

Members provide feedback to Council on its policies, plans and services. They also provide advice to Council in relation to communication, engagement and consultation with older people, and helps Council in promoting the benefits of positive and active ageing.

Cr Brian Little and Cr Nicky Luo are members of this group.

The group has been involved in activities such as the below:

  • Seniors Festival
  • Positive Ageing Expo
  • Monash by Bike
  • Wiser Walkers Pedestrian Safety
  • Wiser Driver Program
  • Mature-age driver refresher lessons

There are many ways to have your say about what is important to older adults in Monash.

Terms of Reference

For more information, please read:

Positive Ageing Reference Group - Terms of Reference(DOC, 208KB)


At its 13 December 2022 meeting, Council:

Noted the resignation of the following representatives and thanks them for their valuable contribution: Andrea Whitty from the Positive Ageing Reference Group and the sad passing of Betty Wilderman from the Positive Ageing Reference Group. 

Endorsed the appointment of Selliah Nalliah, Pam Brown, Udesh Kumar, Robert Taylor and Ian Bjorkman to the Positive Ageing Reference Group. 

  • Cr Brian Little
  • Cr Nicky Luo
  • Elaine Forde
  • Mark Learmonth
  • Qin Shi Gao
  • Phil Terry
  • Jennifer Sheppard
  • Irene Triroulis
  • Constantine Mandalis
  • Annette Anakotta
  • Ian Bjorkman
  • Udesh Kumar
  • Pam Brown
  • Selliah Nalliah
  • Robert Taylor