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Older Persons Reference Group

Positive Ageing

Council is committed to promoting a community that all people, including senior members, can access, and where all people feel welcome. The Older Persons Reference Group (OPRG) has been formed to ensure active participation by older people within the municipality.

New Members Needed for OPRG

Are you over 60?
Are you interested in issues that impact older people?
Are you committed to ensuring City of Maribyrnong is an Age Friendly City?

Applications are now open for positions on the Older Persons Reference Group. The OPRG advises Council on issues of importance to older members of the community at a local level. If you would like an Information Kit and Application Form to be posted to you please contact Older Adults Programs Officer on 9688 0342 or ageddiversity@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au. Applications close 20 January 2017.

Aims of the Group

  • Consult older people and ensure community input and discussion
  • Provide strategic advice on issues relevant to older person's at the local level
  • To provide knowledge of the target group across Council functions
  • Provide feedback and advice to Council on its policies, plans and services that impact older people

Scope of the Group

  • Advising Council on issues experienced by older people
  • Providing advice on how council policies, facilities and services can best reflect the needs of older people
  • Woking collaboratively with Council on the development and implementation of policies and action plans which affect older people
  • Raising issues for Council to consider in its advocacy role on behalf of this community
  • Promoting positive images of ageing through opportunities created by Council
  • Considering funding and other opportunities as they arise

For more information contact:
Community Programs Officer Older Adults
9688 0200
email@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

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