Wheatbelt continues to build Age Friendly Communities

August 10, 2017 at 3:58 PM

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17 Western Australian local governments, have been successful in the latest round of the State Government Age-friendly Communities grants. 

The grants program consists of two streams: age-friendly planning and implementation, with up to $10,000 and $20,000 available to local governments respectively. 

"There is some terrific work being done to create age friendly communities in WA.  The State is a leader in this space and I congratulate the efforts being made to support our seniors.” said Seniors and Ageing Minister Mick Murray. 

The Wheatbelt has led the way in WA undertaking extensive planning and promoting of aged support and care solutions. The successful roll out of the Creating Age-Friendly Communities in Small Towns Project showcases the Wheatbelt’s ongoing commitment to promote ageing in place for our residents.  For more information click here. 

Wheatbelt Recipients 

Shire of Wagin

The Shire of Wagin will receive $2,500 to host a series of workshops on a range of topics that were determined through a survey of local seniors. 

Shire of Victoria Plains

The Shire of Victoria Plains will receive $5,355 to implement a health and exercise program to aid in the prevention of injury and improve the physical and mental wellbeing of local seniors. 

Shire of Cunderdin

The Shire of Cunderdin, in collaboration with the Shire of Tammin will receive $6,181 to develop an Age-Friendly Communities Plan to address the highest ranked areas of need within the communities of Cunderdin, Meckering and Tammin, as identified by the World Health Organisation. 

Image Credit: Shire of Wickepin

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