A new guide which showcases some of the highly successful local government Improved Liveability for Older People (ILOP) projects undertaken in 2013-14 is now available for councils. Seventeen rural councils were funded by the State Government to work with older residents in creating more age-friendly communities.
Projects responded to the needs and interests of older residents in small communities, and the flexible funding encouraged innovative ideas to address a diversity of issues. Projects ranged across arts, food, education, lifestyle, health, social connections, volunteering, strategic planning and governance. The projects also assisted councils to better understand the issues facing older people in rural Victoria.
For more information about the guide and the work of the MAV on positive ageing click here.