Age Friendly Benalla

The Council is committed to ensuring Benalla Rural City is an age-friendly community.

The Age Friendly Benalla Reference Group works with the Council to develop Benalla Rural City as an age-friendly community

Members of the Benalla Age Friendly Reference Group

Image: Age Friendly Benalla Reference Group members in July 2023. Back row l-r: Val Burke, Rod Squires, Geraldine McCorkell, Bill Parris, Rex Nankervis, front row l-r: Ageing Well Officer Chris Greentree, Patricia Fay, Shirley Robertson, Margaret Jenkins, Lorraine Edgley, Rae Rees, Heather Wallace. Absent: Doris Billingsley, Lynn Gibson, Rina Caddy

Benalla Rural City, along with most places in the world, has an increasing proportion of people over 55 years and living longer.

An age friendly community supports older people to live safe, purposeful and healthy lives. When we support older people to live mentally and physically healthy lives, the benefits extend to the entire community. We create opportunities for enhanced diversity, inclusion and access for all community members. An age-friendly community focuses on the strengths of our older population.

The Benalla Rural City Age Friendly Strategy 2020 outlines how the Council makes decisions to support the development of an age-friendly community. The plans and actions in the Strategy are designed to be implemented over a ten-year period.

The Strategy also serves as a guide for all other organisations in Benalla Rural City.

Download the Age Friendly Strategy 2020(PDF, 10MB)