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Thursday, April 25, 2024

Latrobe launches ageing well plan

Latrobe City Council has launched a new positive ageing action plan titled ‘Ageing Well Latrobe’ which aims to shape a healthy, safe and resilient community for people who are aged 55 years and over in the municipality.

Council says the action plan was developed following engagement sessions held earlier in the year with local community members to understand their ideas and aspirations.

Relevant health and wellbeing data is also integrated in the action plan, which forms part of the Municipal Health and Wellbeing Plan, Living Well Latrobe 2022-2025. 

The Ageing Well Latrobe Plan has five priority areas, each applying a positive ageing lens, including:

  • Support
  • Safe
  • Healthy and Active
  • Resilient and Supported
  • Natural and Built Environments

Mayor of Latrobe City, Kellie O’Callaghan said Council was committed to making community members aged 55 and over feel welcome, connected and celebrated. 

“People aged 55 years and over represent almost 35 per cent of Latrobe City’s population, so it’s important make sure our services, facilities and programs consider their needs and their voices are acknowledged,” said Cr O’Callaghan.

“The Ageing Well Latrobe Action Plan will also be supported by our Positive Ageing Community Group, which brings together individuals who generously share their lived experiences and ideas with Council.”

More information about the Ageing Well Latrobe Action Plan can be found on the Latrobe City Council website. 

To obtain the Ageing Well Latrobe Plan in languages other than English, in other formats, or to discuss the Ageing Well Latrobe Action Plan 2022 – 26 with a Council officer, contact Latrobe City Council on 1300 367 700.

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