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Indigo Ageing Well Project

The Indigo Ageing Well project consultation and planning phase has been completed and the focus is now on implementing the priority projects identified through extensive consultation with local organisations and community members. 

The key themes that came out of community consultation included:

  • Social Activities & Inclusion
  • Information, Communication & Advocacy
  • Access to transport
  • Health Services
  • Facilities and footpaths
  • Housing

Indigo Calling - Telephone Chat Program 

Indigo Calling is a telephone visiting service where community members are matched with volunteers from their community for a regular, friendly chat at an agreed time.

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Indigo Community Connectors

Community Connectors are volunteers across Indigo Shire who are trained to assist local people to find services and activities in their own communities and wider.

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Skill Swap and Ride Share:

A tool to help residents exchange skills and services and to access community transport options for nearby townships. Senior residents will be able to reach out for assistance when required and offer skills and services in exchange.

Successful community-led programs such as TimeBanking and RideShare exist throughout Australia already - promoting community and social networks and providing opportunity for all residents to feel valued. 

These projects are still being finalised, watch this space for more details! 

Ageing Well Connect: 

The Ageing Well Connect is a bulletin that will be distributed by Council and included in publications such as the Indigo Informer. This will ensure residents are aware of services, community events, and other social opportunities which is an integral part of improving elderly livability.

For more information and to sign up to receive the Ageing Well Connect click 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.