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Age-friendly Communities Strategy

By 2026 almost 1 in 4 Australians will be aged 60 or over. This demographic shift will have implications for health, aged and income support services.
There is an increasing emphasis on planning towards ‘age-friendly’ communities that are designed to value the contribution of older people and ensure their access to all aspects of community life.


The World Health Organization has developed an age-friendly world model.


The vision of the Declaration is for better state and local planning for the creation of age-friendly communities. We are supporting our Age-friendly Declaration by: 

  • Leading a state government funded project for developing East Gippsland as an Age-friendly community, through visionary planning and community engagement;

  • Investing in infrastructure upgrades that support the economic and social benefits of East Gippsland towns adopting an age-friendly approach to future growth; and

  • Developing an East Gippsland Age-friendly Network that supports, promotes and celebrates ageing as a positive outcome of our wellbeing and as a catalyst for intergenerational engagement and respect.

We are also embracing the potential to become a leading age-friendly community by becoming a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities.


The Age-friendly Communities Project is funded by the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services.
A significant outcome of the project is Ageing Well in East Gippsland: Age-friendly Communities Strategy 2017-2030, adopted by Council at its December 2017 meeting.


Visit Your Say East Gippsland to get involved in the project or sign up to receive project updates by email.


Ageing Well in East Gippsland: Age-friendly Communities Strategy 2017-2030 (PDF 2.66GB)


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