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Making Warrnambool more "age-friendly"

News Article Date: 
Wednesday, 30 January 2019

The Warrnambool City Council is keen to find out how seniors get around the city, what activities they like doing and if there was anything that could be done to help them stay active and involved in the community.

Age Friendly Communities Project Officer Rebecca Nevin-Berger said that Warrnambool was aiming to be more “age-friendly”.

“Warrnambool is a great place to live at any age,” she said.

“Recent research by Deloitte and Ipsos has shown that Warrnambool is Victoria’s most liveable city, but there is always more that can be done, especially for our older residents.

“We want our city to be a place were older people live safely, enjoy good health and stay involved.”

Council has received an Age Friendly Communities Grant from Department of Health and Human Services to help implement some of the feedback from the survey, and Ms Nevin- Berger said that there were also opportunities for clubs to get involved with the project.

“There is a club or group for just about everything in Warrnambool,” she said.

“In my opinion, people with a lifetime of experience and knowledge make the best club members. If you’d like to attract more seniors to your group, we would love to work with you.

“We’re also establishing the Age Friendly Warrnambool Project Reference Group, so if you’d like to go beyond the survey and help lead some of these changes, please get in touch with us.”

The survey is available online at www.yoursaywarrnambool.com.au.

Hard copies can be picked up from reception at the Archie Graham Community Centre in Timor Street.

The survey closes February 20.

For more information, or to express your interest in the reference group or as a club, call 5559 4800 or email rnevinberger [at] warrnambool [dot] vic [dot] gov [dot] au.

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