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Information on ageing well

For all information on Ageing Well, visit our Ageing Well page

  • This page has information to help people in Cardinia Shire to age well, including news, events and support available.   
  • Don't miss our Ageing Well newsletter. You can pick up a copy from many locations around the shire, read it online or sign up to have it emailed to you. 
  • If you have any questions please contact our Ageing Well Facilitator on 1300 787 624 or email mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au

New events and info! 

Ageing Well Pop-Up

Date: 6 June 2024

Location: Koo Wee Rup outsite Woolworths, 25/29-65 Station St, Koo Wee Rup

Time: 10.00am–12.00pm

Cost: Free

The Ageing Well team and Kooweerup Regional Health Service will be outside Woolworths in Koo Wee Rup to meet and greet shoppers.

The Ageing Well team and Kooweerup Regional Health Service will be outside Woolworths in Koo Wee Rup to meet and greet shoppers. Opportunity to come and make enquiries and collect information on a wide range of services and activities specifically for our older community members.

Residents aged 55 and up are invited to book a ticket to Cardinia Shire’s free Ageing Well Expo, featuring comedian Anthony “Lehmo” Lehmann as MC.

  • Time and date: 10am – 2:30pm Wednesday 8 May
  • Tickets: Free (Bookings Essential)
  • Location: Lakeview Room, Cardinia Culture Centre,  40 Lakeside Blvd, Pakenham

About

  • listen to guest speakers including falls expert Annette Biviano and mental health worker Kirsty Monahan
  • hear from our multi-disciplined panel featuring a Q&A session
  • raise awareness and understanding of key aspects that improve health and wellbeing
  • discover local programs and services that support your physical and emotional health
  • connect with other local seniors in our community and more!

Book now

Bookings are essential - open until Tuesday 23 April or until sold out. 

Book via the Cardinia Cultural Centre Box Office:

Lehmo eating a sandwich and smiling to camera

Join "lunch with Lehmo"

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Complete the Ageing Well Newsletter survey

Open Ageing Well survey

  • we invite you to complete this 5 minute survey to help us fine-tune our Ageing Well newsletter
  • this survey is for Cardinia Shire residents aged 55 years or over
  • your responses are completely anonymous. To see our privacy policy please go to www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/privacy
  • this survey is open until May 2024.

Request to get the newsletter sent to you

If you would like to request a printed copy of the Ageing Well newsletter to be posted to yourself or a friend, email us at ageingwell@cardinia.vic.gov.au or call our Customer Service team on 1300 787 624. We will also add you to the mailing list.

 

There are many local resources, groups and services that can support Seniors.

Visit our Cardinia Support website to help you find information such as:

  • Seniors groups
  • Support services
  • Social groups
  • Seniors resources
  • Aged care services and facilities. 

Open Cardinia Support

Cardinia Support logo, which also includes the Cardinia Shire Council logo

 

Council does not provide personal alarms.

Funded personal alarms

If you are over 65, you may be eligible for a subsidised personal alarm. To enquire about this you can: 

  • contact Mecwacare for an assessment on 5945 0800
  • speak to a community health nurse or occupational therapist 

If you are under 65, contact Monash Health on 1300 342 273

Unfunded personal alarms

Many private providers offer medical monitoring services which you need to pay for.  

In 2023, we hosted free information sessions on planning for a great retirement. Watch Estelle Kelly's presentation on retirement below.

 

Ageing Well Strategy

  • Council has adopted the Ageing Well Strategy 2019-25.
  • The strategy sets Council’s priorities over the next 5 years to support older residents to be healthy, active, stay socially connected and participate fully in the community. 
  • It was informed and developed through extensive consultation with older residents and the broader community along with community groups, service providers and state and federal government agencies. |

Read the Ageing Well Strategy and Action Plan 2019-25

Age Friendly City

  • Cardinia Shire is proud to be an Age Friendly City, recognised by the World Health Organisation.
  • An age-friendly city encourages active ageing by giving people opportunities to enjoy good health, participate in their community and feel secure and safe as they age. In practical terms, an age-friendly city adapts its structures and services to be accessible to and inclusive of older people with varying needs and capacities.

More info: World Health Organisation Age Friendly World website

Age Friendly Alliance Team

The Age Friendly Alliance Team was formed in 2017 to assist Council with its vision to create an age-friendly shire. 

An age-friendly shire enables older people to live in security, maintain their health and participate fully in society. 

Purpose 

  • To provide a mechanism for Cardinia Shire Council to consult with community representatives around issues related to Ageing Well in Cardinia Shire 
  • Guides and informs Council on the implementation of the Cardinia Shire Ageing Well Strategy and Action Plan. 

Objectives 

  • To represent the needs of Cardinia Shire residents aged 55 years and over   
  • Provide a platform for older residents to have a voice and present their views to improve the health and wellbeing of older residents   
  • Provide insights and advice based on their own knowledge and experiences as older members of their various communities 
  • Act as Ambassadors for Ageing Well by actively promoting information, activities and issues relating to ageing in Cardinia Shire 
  • Assist Council with its vision to create an Age Friendly Cardinia Shire 
  • Be actively involved in the delivery of projects, as they relate to the work of Council’s Ageing Well team 
  • Assists with the development and distribution of the Ageing Well newsletter

For any questions about services, events and activities for seniors:

Contact our Ageing Well Facilitator
Ph: 1300 787 624
Email: mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au