Seniors’ say on positive ageing

Moorabool council wants to hear from the shire’s older residents.

A new “age-friendly ambassadors” group will meet community groups, organisations and individuals, seeking ideas on how the council can improve services for seniors.

Moorabool mayor Paul Tatchell said the ambassadors would assist in the delivery of an age-friendly approach aimed at raising the profile of positive ageing and provide information and advice to the council.

He said senior citizens would be asked to fill out a survey or quick question postcard “to let us know how we can work together to make Moorabool a great place to grow old in”.

The Age-Friendly Project is aimed at improving the age-friendliness of communities through consultation as well as helping to identify and drive some local projects.

Ideas will be workshopped to identify projects for Bacchus Marsh, Ballan and Bungaree.

Six age-friendly ambassadors from community groups have been engaged by the council.

The survey can be completed online until May 31. Paper copies and postcards will be available at the Lerderderg and Ballan libraries, through the Rural Library Service, and via customer service at the Darley and Ballan council offices.