Older people

We are committed to ensuring that Yarra is a place where everyone can live well. Living well means feeling included and active in the community. It means individuals can connect with other people and participate in everyday life.

In early 2018 we asked people who live, work and visit Yarra to share their views on what it means to live “well’, and as a result, the Active and Healthy Ageing Strategy 2018 – 2024 was developed, and adopted in late 2018.

Our Active and Healthy Ageing Strategy 2018 - 2024 is also available in plain English.

We developed the strategy with the support of the Active Ageing Advisory Group.

The AAAG collaborates with us and the community in raising awareness of ageing issues and promoting a Yarra culture that responds to the needs and aspirations of all older people. A key responsibility of the group is to oversight the implementation of the action plan. 

  • Home and support services

    We have services to help you live independently in your own home. 

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  • Recreation and community activities

    Find activities that are available for you in Yarra. 

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  • Community transport

    We provide a regular bus service for eligible residents to various local activities and shopping centres.

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  • Neighbourhood Houses and Learning Centres

    Mostly run by volunteers providing a variety of programs and activities for the local community.

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  • Other support services

    A list of support services for people aged 50 and over. 

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