Age Friendly Strategy

As a member of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) Age-Friendly global network, the City of Melville has gathered information from our community to ensure we continue to work towards being more age-friendly. Text

Survey Response Results

Over the past four years we have gathered almost 1,000 survey responses and supported a range of initiatives in response to what you told us.

Some of the great outcomes have included:

  • Continuing the popular South of the River Forums in partnership with Council on the Ageing, to cover topics you have told us you would like to hear about, including housing choices, aged care options, healthy lifestyles and well-being
  • Establishing the Digital Hub in 2014 to provide seniors with small group or one on one training in using smartphones, computers, learn about cyber safety
  • Establishing our Access Advisory Panel in 2013 to represent the views of people with disabilities, carers and older people for input into Council decisions
  • Establishing the Melville Age-Friendly and Accessible Businesses (MAFAB) network in 2016 to give your feedback to local businesses on what would make businesses more age-friendly
  • Working with Garden City, Coffea Fine Espresso, Alzheimer’s Australia WA and Attitudinal Healing WA to host the very first Memory Cafe.

Age-Friendly Melville Plan 2017 - 2021

Following your feedback, we have developed objectives and actions outlined in our Age-Friendly Melville Plan 2017 – 2021 which target the key areas identified by our older residents for improvements that promote active ageing. These include transport, housing, respect, inclusion and social participation.

To find out more and to view the plan visit Melville Talks.

The City also supports and advocates for seniors regarding infrastructure, housing requirements, programs and services, and supports local business and not for profits to understand and adapt to an ageing community.

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