- Published on Thursday, 16 March 2017 11:00
Corangamite Shire is one of five local governments to be awarded $100,000 in funding through the Department of Health and Human Services Age-Friendly Communities Grant Program.
The quality of life of Council’s aging population will be the focus of the new program being rolled out between 2017 and 2019.
Council was recently notified of their funding success after submitting an application for the program which focuses on rural and regional Victoria, targeting projects that address quality of life for the ageing population.
Aged and Disability Co-ordinator Jon Sedgley said the aim of the project was to create environments that promoted active ageing and social connectedness of older people in their communities.
“Funding will be used to work with local communities to determine what they need to improve the lives of older people and implement projects identified during the consultation process,” Mr Sedgley said.
“Our project has a strong emphasis on using a partnership approach and Council will partner with other organisations in the Shire such as health services to achieve the project objectives,” he said.
Over the course of the program the project is set to achieve the following goals:
• To recognise the variety of abilities and resources of the older population
• To respond appropriately to all needs and preferences of older residents
• To respect the decisions and lifestyle choices of those aged 60 years and over
• To promote an inclusive environment for older community members in which they feel free to contribute.
For further information or to be included in the consultation please contact Mr Sedgley on 5593 7100.