Summary

  • Improving Liveability for Older People in small towns (ILOP) was an innovative program that involved seventeen regional councils working closely with seniors to deliver local projects to make their communities better places to age well.
  • Watch the video and read the case studies in the ILOP Good practice guide to gain an insight into the successful projects.

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Transcript for the Improving Liveability for Older People video (MS Word Format)

Improving liveability for older people in small towns

Improving liveability for older people in small towns (ILOP) was made a positive difference to the quality of life, social participation, health and connectedness of older people living in rural communities. The program’s legacy is captured in the enclosed promotional video and documented in a Good practice guide.

Please watch the video and read the case studies in the ILOP Good practice guide to gain an insight into the successful projects  run in 2015.

This material has been produced by the Department of Health & Human Services and the Municipal Association of Victoria. It is designed for local councils, community organisations, senior clubs and older people to use as a tool to stimulate discussion and drive the creation of more age-friendly projects and communities across Victoria.

Download the ILOP Good Practice Guide (available on right-hand side of this page) for case studies and useful information.

Background program information

Improving liveability for older people in small towns (ILOP) is an innovative program that involved seventeen regional councils working closely with their older residents to plan and deliver local projects to make their communities better places to age well.

The Victorian Government and Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) provided grants, and allowed local councils and their residents to design the projects to meet their local needs and aspirations.

Over a period of 2 years more than 10,000 older people participated and 190 projects were designed to create and improve positive and sustainable age-friendly communities across regional and rural Victoria. These projects created opportunities for older people to participate in community, social, arts and lifelong learning activities, and to take on leadership roles in their communities.