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Game Changers Conversation - Age Friendly City
Wed. 26 October 2016, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm AEDT
Age Friendly City
Ideas that shape our world and the people behind them.
Our ageing population in Victoria is increasing – it’s going to happen to all of us eventually!
This demographic change in our community means that in only a couple of years there will be just as many older people as there are children.
Join us for a robust conversation with the Commissioner for Senior Victorians, Gerard Mansour, and Footscray Community Arts Centre 'Creatively Ageing' artist, Heather Horrocks, focusing on what an Age Friendly City looks like; how we can optimise opportunities for physical, social and mental wellbeing, and tap into the capabilities, creativity and resourcefulness of older people themselves.
Themes to be discussed:
- Outdoor spaces and buildings
- Social participation
- Respect and social inclusion
- Civic participation and employment look like
- Communication and Information
- Community support and health services
The Game Changers Conversations series presents pivotal ideas, personalities and moments in Australia’s evolving story for public discussion and debate. It is a project of the Footscray University Town initiative - a partnership between Maribyrnong City Council and Victoria University that sees education, jobs, creativity and opportunity at the heart of the future of Footscray.
Visit VU's Game Changers website for more information about the series.
The events are free and open to the whole community.
A door prize will be awarded on the night to one lucky winner!
Join the conversation online using the hashtag #FUTideas