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September 2017 2017 Seniors Festival
The 2017 Seniors Festival will be held throughout the month of October with many wonderful events across the Shire, including the Victorian Concert Orchestra.

Indigo Ageing Well Consultation 

Thank you! 

The Indigo Ageing Well project is in full swing with community consultation now finished and around 500 surveys completed! A big thank you to all those that provided input!

The themes that have emerged from the consultation include:

  • Social activities and inclusion
  • Information, communication and advocacy
  • Transport
  • Health services
  • Facilities and footpaths
  • Housing

Council staff, the Steering Committee and the Community Champions are working on a list of priorities and projects that are supported by the above themes that will then need to be approved by our funding body, the Department of Health and Human Services.

Survey results, themes and project ideas can be viewed here

If you would like to discuss the project or require more information please contact Jess Johnston on 1300 365 003.

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.