Creating an Aged Friendly community

Are you a resident of Cardinia Shire ages 50 years and over?

Yes? The you are invited to complete this survey.

Cardinia Shire has recently been recognised by the World Health Organisation as an Age Friendly City. It is taking the lead by responding to the rapid growth of our "aging" population. This survey is a direct initiative of the Cardinia Shire Age Friendly Strategy 2015-19.

The purpose of the survey is to gain a clear snapshot of how "age friendly" you find your local community today. We need to know what factors affect your quality of life, through your eyes, through your experience.

It is also hoped that along the way, this survey will inform you about the concept of "age friendly communities"

How to complete this survey

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How this information will be used
All information will be kept strictly confidential. We need this information so that we can respond appropriately to our ageing population at a local community level.

Seniors Festival 2016 events

The Beatles Show “Little Help From My Friends” …brought to you by Cardinia Cultural Centre
David Cameron stars on piano, guitar with his band A wonderful trip down memory lane.
This concert tells the story of the world’s most famous band ever - over 20 hit Beatles songs.
Devonshire afternoon tea served from 2.15pm. Show starts promptly at 3pm

Date: Wednesday 19 October
Time: 2.00pm -4.00pm
Cost: $8 per person including afternoon tea and show
Venue: Cardinia Cultural Centre, 40 Lakeside Blvd, Pakenham
Bookings: Cardinia Cultural Centre tel 1300 887 624 or online

Kurth Kiln Guided Walks in natural bush land setting…brought to you by The Friends of Kurth Kiln and Koo Wee Rup Regional Health
A choice of walks: 2 km, 4 km and 6 km. walks will cater for all abilities. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

Date: Monday 3 October
Time: 9.30 am - 12.00 noon
Cost: Free with Refreshments
Venue: Kurth Kiln Picnic Ground, 7km north of Gembrook
Bookings: Not necessary– come along with friends

Age Friendly Strategy 2015–19

We have adopted the 2015–19 Age Friendly Strategy (Word, 493KB) (AFS). This strategy is part of Cardinia Shire’s commitment to providing opportunities for older people to maintain physical and mental health, feel safe and secure, participate fully in the community and stay connected to others.

It includes an action plan that sets out activities and projects to be delivered in partnership over a 12-month period. Some of the actions include:

  • Apply to become a World Health Organisation (WHO) Age Friendly Community
  • Consider age-friendly requirements when creating recreational master plans and township strategies
  • Develop and promote events, activities and programs, for older adults
  • Get volunteers to assess the age friendliness of their local community

Cardinia Shire Seniors Housing

Council provides accommodation to the Shire’s senior residents, supporting them to stay safe, healthy and connected with the community. The ten self-contained units are located in Pakenham and Cockatoo and modified for wheelchair and disability access.

For more information or assistance in completing an application, please contact Council's Community Services Business Support Officer on 1300 787 624.

Download the 'Seniors housing in Cardinia Shire' application form.

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