Older people

 Two older people gardening.  

We are committed to the inclusion of residents over 50 years of age in community life.

We adopted the River of Life Positive Ageing Strategy and Action Plan in 2006.

The strategy was developed by us with the support of the Active Ageing Advisory Group.

The group 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.

This strategy is currently being reviewed and updated and will result in a new action plan which will be ready to be endorsed by Council in the latter half of 2018.

For more information call Yarra City Council on 9205 5555 or email info@yarracity.vic.gov.au

Recreational and social activities

We support accessible and inclusive recreational and social activities to help achieve this goal across our community.

Maintaining friendships and participating in community life and activities is important for your health and wellbeing.

Each day of the week, activities are hosted by us and by various community groups. Find out about our community activities

Find out more about Yarra Leisure's Living Longer Living Stronger program

Community transport

The Community Transport service provides a regular bus service to eligible residents for various activities at local Neighbourhood Houses, Health Centres, Epworth Pool, Seniors Hubs in Collingwood and Richmond and local shopping centres.

Our friendly and professional drivers collect you from home in our accessible busses and drive you to and from your destination.

Our service operates 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

We can also hire a bus for your group to go on an outing or a trip to the country.

Call us on 9205 5555 for more information.

Other information

  • fines assistance
  • wills and wishes assistance
  • forms and advocacy assistance