Over 50s

Ageing well in Yarra 

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.

Find out more about local activities and services to help you stay active, healthy and connected in the community of Yarra. 

COVID-19 information for Over 50s

Find coronavirus (COVID-19) information, support and resources for people 50 years and over and their families in Yarra. 

  • 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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  • Yarra's Dementia Alliance

    We’re looking for people in Yarra to join our Dementia Alliance, so we can continue the conversation.


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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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  • LGBTI+ elders

    There are a range of LGBTI+ services for all ages, including elders, and resources to connect you with Yarra’s LGBTI+ elders social group.

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Active and Healthy Ageing Strategy

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.

Active Ageing Advisory Committee

We developed the Active and Healthy Ageing Strategy with the support of the Active Ageing Advisory Committee.

The AAAC 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.