Creating an age-friendly community
Banyule is a city where older people can work, live, play and feel valued as a member of the community.
We have formed the aAge-friendly Advisory Committee as a community voice that advises us on policy and programs. Our age-friendly city champions are volunteers who participate in activities that help our community to remain age-friendly.
Our goals for older residents are:
- opportunities to maintain and improve their health and wellbeing
- encouragement and opportunities to participate in the community
- community support and health services: making the right available to meet their needs
- civic participation and employment: actively involved in the community
- ageism and respectful inclusion: valued and contributing to their community
- communication and information: able to easily access information about their community and services
- housing: have a range of housing options to meet their needs
- transportation: able to easily move about Banyule to participate in the community and have access to services
- outdoor spaces and buildings: access to pleasant, safe and healthy environments.
Read the Older Adults Strategic Plan 2017-2021
The Banyule Older Adults Action Plan outlines specific actions for achieving our goals, as well as identifying Council’s role and partnerships.
The Action Plan is reviewed as part of the Council’s annual budget process.
The Banyule Age-friendly Cities Advisory Committee will oversee the implementation of the Strategy and the Action Plan.
Read the Banyule Older Adults Action Plan(PDF, 458KB).
Age-friendly cities network
Age-friendly Victoria declaration
We are a signatory to the Age-friendly Victoria Declaration.
The declaration is a commitment between the Victorian State Government and its signatories to work together to create age-friendly communities. An age-friendly community continually assesses and improves the environmental, social and economic factors that influence the health and wellbeing of older people.
Review the signed Age friendly Victoria Declaration 2016(PDF, 677KB).
WHO Network of age-friendly cities member
In October 2014, Banyule joined the World Health Organisation Network of Age-friendly Cities with the vision to be an inclusive and accessible community that promotes actives ageing.
As a result of this membership and exchange of ideas, we established its Age-friendly Banyule Champion program, which gives older residents the opportunity to identify and address issues that improve older people’s connections to their local community.
For information on the Banyule Older Adults Strategic Plan or Councils age-friendly initiatives, contact Banyule Older Adults team on 9457 9903 or firstname.lastname@example.org