Healthy Ageing

Last updated Feb 10, 2020

Plan

Plan your work with helpful tools and resources

Age Friendly Communities

Risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia

Recommendations on lifestyle behaviours and interventions to delay or prevent cognitive decline and dementia.

Risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia
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The Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities: Looking back over the last decade, looking forward to the next 2018

Overview of the progress that cities and communities have made towards becoming more age-friendly.

The Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities: Looking back over the last decade, looking forward to the next 2018
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WHO's Global Age-friendly Cities: A Guide

Aims to engage cities to become more age-friendly.

WHO's Global Age-friendly Cities: A Guide
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WHO's Checklist of Essential Features of Age-friendly Cities

A tool for a city’s self-assessment and a map for charting progress.

WHO's Checklist of Essential Features of Age-friendly Cities
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Age-Friendly Cities and Communities: Information kit for Local Government Councillors and Senior Management

Provides knowledge and tools to build and progress age-friendliness in local communities.

Age-Friendly Cities and Communities: Information kit for Local Government Councillors and Senior Management
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Ageism

Older Women's Risk of Homelessness

Exploring the distinct housing issues facing women as they age.

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Challenging Ageism

An overview of ageism in Australia, with examples, advice on how to stop it, and further resources.

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The Drivers of Ageism

A research study to redefine the narrative of ageing in Australia.

The Drivers of Ageism
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Healthy Ageing

The Global strategy and action plan on ageing and health (2016-2020)

A framework to achieving the vision that all people can live long and healthy lives.

The Global strategy and action plan on ageing and health (2016-2020)
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10 Priorities for a Decade of Action on Healthy Ageing (2020-2030)

Actions needed to achieve the objectives of the WHO Global strategy and action plan on ageing and health.

10 Priorities for a Decade of Action on Healthy Ageing (2020-2030)
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Well for Life Toolkit

A resource to promote healthy ageing in a variety of settings.

Well for Life Toolkit
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Healthy Ageing Literature Review DHHS 2016

An overview of the research evidence for various determinants of healthy ageing.

Healthy Ageing Literature Review DHHS 2016
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Outdoor Environment

Senior Victorians and walking: obstacles and opportunities

A comprehensive study of the barriers and enablers for seniors' walking for transport and recreation.

Senior Victorians and walking: obstacles and opportunities
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Plans & Policies

Age Friendly Monash - A Positive Ageing Plan 2015-2019

Monash Council has developed this Plan based on the WHOs ‘Age Friendly Cities’ framework.

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POP UP e-news

POP UP - Practitioners and Older People Update

A monthly e-news from the IEPCP for practitioners working with older people.

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Social Inclusion

The Unheard Story: The impact of gender on social inclusion for older women

A report for organisations, groups and practitioners to address the unique needs of older women.

The Unheard Story: The impact of gender on social inclusion for older women
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Ageing is everyone's business

A report on isolation and loneliness among senior Victorians.

Ageing is everyone's business
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Useful Websites

OPERA (Older People, Equity, Respect and Ageing)

Challenging age discrimination through positive stories from older community members living in the EMR.

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Moving Pictures: Dementia awareness for CALD communities

Short films based on the stories and lived experiences from carers of people living with dementia.

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Australian Human Rights Commission - Age Discrimination

Focusing on three core areas - older workers, elder abuse and older women at risk of homelessness.

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Beyond Blue - Older People

Information and resources to meet the specific need of Older People experiencing depression.

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Dementia-friendly environments

An online resource for service providers, carers and families who support people with dementia.

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Municipal Association of Victoria - Positive Ageing

Supporting councils to better understand the needs and aspirations of older people.

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