City seeks members for Positive Ageing Advisory Committee

The City of Greater Bendigo is calling for older adults who may be interested in joining its Positive Ageing Advisory Committee (PAAC).

City of Greater Bendigo Acting Community Wellbeing Manager Caroline Grylls said the Committee is an advisory group to the City that provides feedback and advice on behalf of older adults on matters of concern or interest related to positive ageing.

“The City’s PAAC increases opportunities for local older adults to participate in and contribute to activities, advocate for the improvement of physical and mental wellbeing of Bendigo’s older adults and integrate the needs and interests of older adults into relevant City plans and projects,” Ms Grylls said. 

“This is an opportunity for older local residents to contribute to positive ageing initiatives in Greater Bendigo.

“The City is looking for five community members aged 50 or over who are actively involved with older adults, representatives from groups and organisations that support older adults and would like to be part of the Committee.

“Members will need to demonstrate their ability to represent the views and needs of older adults at regular committee meetings and contribute to positive ageing in the community.”

The positions are for three-year terms and are now open. Interested people can submit an online Expressions of Interest to join the Committee at www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/Services/Community-and-Care/Older-adults by Friday May 21, 2021.

Further information is available by contacting Megan Goode on 5434 6000 or via email at [email protected]

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