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Melbourne: a great place to age
Welcome from the Healthy Ageing team

We're excited to share our new digital newsletter with you.  We'll still keep bringing you opportunities to remain connected, active and engaged during COVID-19 and beyond, just in a different format. We’d love to hear what you think of the newsletter so please get in touch and share your feedback. 

Let's make Melbourne a great place to age

Melbourne: A Great Place to Age was endorsed by the Future Melbourne Committee on Tuesday 23 June 2020. Thank you to everyone who took part in the community engagement. We look forward to working with you to implement the plan over the next four years and keep making Melbourne a great place to age. 

COVID-19 update

Metropolitan Melbourne returned to Stage 3 COVID-19 restrictions on 8 July. There are only four reasons to leave your home:  shopping for food and supplies, care and caregiving, exercise, and study and work, if you can’t do it from home. Make sure you stay up to date on the latest instructions from the Department of Health and Human Services to keep yourself, your loved ones and the whole community safe. If you are concerned, please call the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

Find out where to get social support

In response to COVID-19, most Victorian councils are providing local support services to residents, including older people. The Social Support Hub lists all 79 Victorian councils in alphabetical order, and details of other organisations offering support and assistance to older people. Pick up the phone, send an email or find out what services are available.

Stay connected by phone

Discuss topics including health and wellbeing, poetry, literature and history with our Community Call Club. All you need to join in is a home phone or mobile.


Join an afternoon melody

Enjoy a mix of entertainers and musicians broadcasting live to your living room. Connect with others online, sing along or sit back and relax.

Get in touch

We'd love to hear from you. Contact us to share your feedback and ideas or find out more. You can call us on 9658 9190 or email us. Spread the word and encourage your friends and family to subscribe to receive the latest in Healthy Ageing news from the City of Melbourne.

Unwind with tai chi

Experience the calming qualities of tai chi. Join our instructors via Zoom, including Master Han Jin Song, founder of Tai Chi Australia, for a weekly class specially designed for older people in the City of Melbourne.

Refresh your body and mind

Explore the uniqueness of your own body through meditative movement, gentle yoga poses and guided relaxation. Release stress and refresh your body, mind and heart. 

Get stronger together

Join in for gentle exercise with a focus on strengthening. Be guided by an experienced trainer online. Learn new ways to move your body to increase strength, improve balance, co-ordination and mobility.

Support for carers

If you care for someone living with dementia, we would like to invite you to join our Carers Call Club. Share your experiences, learn from each other and offer mutual support. All you need is a phone to participate. To find out more or book your place, contact Fiona on 0466 588 644 or via email.

Making our city more inclusive

Did you know people with a disability make up 18 per cent of our city’s population? Our draft Disability Access Plan 2020–24, reflects our goal to make Melbourne one of the world’s most accessible and inclusive cities. It’s open for community engagement until Wednesday 5 August.

Do you know someone who has stepped up during COVID-19?

Applications are now open for the 2020 Melbourne Awards, celebrating our Community Champions who have shown great leadership during the COVID-19 crisis. Applicants can self-nominate or you can nominate another individual, business or community group. Applications close Friday 7 August.

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