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Come to a drop-in session where you can have your say as part of the Indigo Ageing Well community consultation.

Survey now open! 

Indigo Ageing Well Consultation 

We need the community's help to ensure this project is a success - we invite people to envisage an aged friendly future for Indigo. Consultation is now taking place and we encourage you to get involved! There are different ways to have your say, it is not just about what Council can do, it’s about what all of us can do.

Community Session: We want to hear from you!  Come along to a drop in session where you can have your say as part of the Indigo Ageing Well community consultation.

Tuesday 11 July 2017 4.00 - 5.30PM –Chiltern Senior Citizens Hall - drop in and speak to Jess, Carlene or Max about your vision for an aged friendly future in Indigo.  We’re looking forward to speaking with you.

Your input will form part of a plan of projects to be delivered in the coming years across the Shire in partnership with the community and local services. 

Complete the survey: You are invited to complete the Indigo Ageing Well survey. We also ask that you encourage your family and friends complete the survey, we are looking for all ages to take part!

Community Champions: Community Champions are now working closely with Council staff, the consultant and the steering group to promote the project, gather data and report back on their findings. If you are interested in becoming a Community Champion please call Jess Johnston on 1300 365 003. 

Host a conversation! Get together with your friends and neighbours and start a conversation about how you envisage an aged friendly future for Indigo. Alternatively add Indigo Ageing Well to the agenda of your next committee meeting and dedicate some time to this important issue. A guide to hosting a conversation can be found here

If you host a conversation there are different ways to provide the feedback however the easiest way will be via the host report survey link below. If this doesn't work for you please call Jess Johnston on 1300 365 003 to discuss another way to send in the responses. Please find a list of the questions for discussion here.

Age Friendly Victoria Grant

Indigo Shire Council has received an Age Friendly Victoria grant from State Government Department of Health and Human Service. The aim of the grant is to help rural and regional communities develop ideas for seniors to live happier and healthier lives.

The project will be split into two phases, consultation and project implementation

This grant will build on Council's commitment to age-friendly communities as demonstrated by the above Declaration.

Age-friendly communities encourage active ageing and optimise opportunities for good health, social and economic participation and personal security. They recognise the great diversity of our older population, promote inclusion of older people and respect their decisions and lifestyle choices. Indigo Ageing Well will involve service providers, businesses, community leaders and older and younger people in planning to meet ageing-related needs and aspirations. 

In August 2016 Indigo Shire Councillors signed the Victorian State Government and MAV's Age Friendly Victoria Declaration. The declaration was a significant step in Indigo Shire showing its commitment to working towards a community where residents can grow old happier and healthier.