Useful resources to support services

 Organisation  Resource  Description
Central Victorian Primary Care Partnership 
Building socially inclusive rural communities: a complete resource

The resource was developed collaboratively by the Loddon Mallee Region Primary Care Partnerships (PCPs) and their members.

This evidence-based resource provides information and guidance for action towards building socially inclusive rural communities. It is designed to be used by organisations, projects, programs and partnerships that are working to address the health and wellbeing of rural communities. Its main purpose is to introduce discussion of rural social inclusion into the planning, implementation and evaluation processes of these entities

Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing Service providers – resources
Multilingual resources
Colac Otway shire Positive Ageing Ambassadors Toolkit (PDF 4MB) The Positive Ageing Ambassador project identified a range of ongoing options for older people to be involved in governance, advocacy, advisory and community development roles. The project provides valuable learnings to be shared with councils and older people
Government of Canada Age friendly communities in Canada Information on age friendly community projects
Government of Western Australia, Wheatbelt Development Commission and Royalties for Regions Age friendly community planning (PDF 1.2MB)

The planning guide outlines a process and offers useful tools and resources for Age friendly community planning.
Hume Region Integrated Aged Care Collaborative and the Hume Region Office of the Department of Health and Human Service Guidelines and toolkit for social connection initiatives (PDF 13.7MB)

This resource is dedicated to all community groups, service providers and government agencies who work to increase social connections for older people.

The resource aims to assist service providers and community groups to initiate, strengthen, and maintain social connections for older people

Local Government and Shires Association of New South Wales New South Wales: Integrated age-friendly planning toolkit for local government in NSW The Integrated age-friendly planning toolkit for local government in NSW will help all areas of council work together in planning for an ageing population, especially with respect to the various components of the built environment
Municipal Association of Victoria and the State Government of Victoria Good Practice Guide – improving liveability for older people in small towns (PDF 5.1MB)

The good practice guide provides viable ideas and new possibilities for any local council or community group to plan and deliver similar age-friendly initiatives - to enhance the liveability of communities and make them better places in which to grow old.

The guide provides ideas on how councils can create their own projects by outlining some of the key processes and outcomes from Improving Liveability for Older People projects

New York City Council New York City: A City of Neighbourhoods Provides information about the Age-Friendly Neighbourhoods Initiative transforming NYC neighbourhoods into welcoming and inclusive places for people of all ages

Queensland Government

Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors

Queensland Government: age-friendly Toolkit
Provides tools and resources to assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of age-friendly initiatives, plans and programs
Resource developed by COTA Vic and the Municipal Association of Victoria Age-friendly cities and  communities: Information kit for local government councillors and senior management (PDF 16.7MB)
The information kit provides local government councillors and senior management with the knowledge and tools to build and progress age-friendliness in their community
World Health Organization Global age-friendly cities: a guide (PDF 1.5MB) The purpose of this guide is to engage cities to become more age-friendly. An age-friendly city encourages active ageing by optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age
More active people for a healthier world
Provides information on the global action plan on physical activity 2018–2030: more active people for a healthier world
Ageing and life course Provides information on the healthy ageing strategy and plan
Global network for age-friendly cities and communities Provides information about the WHO global network for age-friendly cities and communities


Links to key agencies

Council on the Ageing Victoria Information on age friendly communities and cities
Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria Participation for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Seniors grants program
Municipal Association of Victoria Positive ageing resources for local government