Age-friendly city champions
Our age-friendly champions work to improve the quality of life for older people.
The program is part of our commitment to becoming an Ageing-friendly City. It involves Banyule residents who volunteer to help develop projects that will encourage older people to participate in our community.
Champions receive free training to better understand age-friendly communities. They participate in projects and help us to identify opportunities and challenges within Banyule.
For further information contact Health and Aged Services on 9490 4222.
Age-friendly champion projects
Age in Focus photographic exhibition
In March 2016 we invited local older resident photographers to participate in an exhibition titled Age in Focus.
Our champions monitor media so we can understand how the media portrays older people. This is important for identifying issues that face older people within the community.
A couple of Age-friendly Champions analyse community data to support Banyule in better understanding the needs of its residents.
Our Champions form the editorial team for the production of our Age in Focus quarterly newsletter to reach out to the older adult community in Banyule.
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Informing strategy and policy
Champions often participate in the development of Council strategies and have recently contributed in consultations for the Open Space and Playground Strategy, Travel Safe Plan strategies.
Become an age-friendly champion