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 has an increasing population of people aged 55 and over who are 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.

Age Well in Benalla Info Hub

The Age Well in Benalla Info Hub, is proudly supported by the Age Friendly Benalla Reference Group through Benalla Rural City Council.

The hub is open every second Wednesday of the month from 10am to 12pm at the Benalla Senior Citizens Community Centre, U3A Room 2, 18 Fawckner Drive, Benalla.

2024 Hub Dates:

  • Wednesday 27 March 2024
  • Wednesday 10 April 2024
  • Wednesday 24 April 2024
  • Wednesday 8 May 2024
  • Wednesday 22 May 2024
  • Wednesday 5 June 2024
  • Wednesday 19 June 2024
  • Wednesday 3 July 2024
  • Wednesday 17 July 2024
  • Wednesday 31 July 2024
  • Wednesday 14 August 2024
  • Wednesday 28 August 2024
  • Wednesday 11 September 2024
  • Wednesday 25 September 2024
  • Wednesday 9 October 2024
  • Wednesday 23 October 2024
  • Wednesday 6 November 2024
  • Wednesday 20 November 2024 
  • Wednesday 4 December 2024
  • Wednesday 18 December 2024

Volunteers will be onsite to assist with general enquiries and share information on local activities and services for older members of our community.

Come along and have a chat over a cuppa.

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 Image: Age Well in Benalla Info Hub volunteers. Lynn Gibson and Doris Billingsley


The Benalla Rural City Age Friendly Strategy

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)