Thursday, April 25, 2024

Seniors commissioner visits Latrobe

Latrobe City Council welcomed Commissioner for Senior Victorians, Gerard Mansour, to the region this week as he hosted an Ageing Well consultation to better understand the perspectives of local seniors and elders.

The session was held as part of a state-wide consultation for the Commissioner to hear about what matters most to older Victorians including enhancing respect and addressing ageism, digital inclusion, social connection and health.

During the session, the Commissioner together with the Mayor of Latrobe City, Councillor Kellie O’Callaghan, officially launched Latrobe City’s Positive Ageing Festival.

Mayor Callaghan thanked Commissioner Mansour for visiting Latrobe City and taking the time to engage with local seniors and elders.

“It has been an honour to host Commissioner for Senior Victorians Gerard Mansour and the Ageing Well consultations in Latrobe City. We thank the Commissioner for his visit and for providing our community with an opportunity to provide their feedback and ideas,” she said.

“Today’s session aligns with our work in this space, acknowledging the importance of supporting positive ageing in our community and the broader Statewide approach to prioritising ageing well.

“It was also wonderful to officially launch our first ever expanded month long Positive Ageing Festival. It forms part of the broader Victorian Seniors Festival, which has been a much-loved part of our social calendar for many years. We hope to see many of our local people involved in the events including our Country Concert with Lonnie Lee, storytime featuring Latrobe Orchestra Chamber and gentle moves classes,” said Cr O’Callaghan.

For more information about Council’s Positive Ageing Festival happening across October please call 1300 367 700 or visit www.latrobe.vic.gov.au/Council/events/Positive_Ageing_Festival.

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