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In 2012, Boroondara was recognised by the World Health Organisation as an age-friendly City. This is a reputation we have proudly maintained, with the Federal Government officially acknowledging the community outcomes of our Age-Friendly Strategy in October with a prestigious Innovation and Excellence in Aged Care Award.

As a Council we firmly recognise that our work to create and support an age-friendly City will be a continuing priority over the coming decade. Boroondara has the highest number of residents aged 85 years and over of any metropolitan local government area, with 2.9% (4,632 people) falling into this age group. The number of Boroondara residents aged 60 years and over is also forecast to rise by 32% from 2011 to 2031 (the fourth highest in the Eastern Metropolitan Region). 

Through our research connecting with older adults it is apparent they have a strong desire to remain independent and active at home, as well as in the community. In response we have developed a range of quality services and supports with a focus to enable independence, good health and wellbeing, or as it is coined “active ageing” in our community.  

As part of our Age-Friendly Strategy and to celebrate our older adults, the Boroondara Seniors Festival will feature this month from Thursday 4 to Friday 26 October 2018. The festival is our opportunity to celebrate our older adults and the value they add to life here in Boroondara.

I would encourage you, your family and friends to come along and enjoy over 60 free and low-cost events in our City.

I would also encourage you to check out our website’s newly developed Over 55s section, where you can discover over 500 health and wellbeing activities with just a couple of clicks.

Cr Jim Parke
Mayor of Boroondara

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