Positive Ageing Ambassadors

Article image - Positive Ageing Ambassadors Colac Otway Shire’s Positive Ageing Ambassadors photograph submission.

Colac Otway Shire’s Positive Ageing Ambassadors have contributed a ‘positive ageing' photograph to an exhibition celebrating Seniors Week.

The Positive Ageing Ambassadors are a team of seniors that support older people taking an active role in the local community and its development.

Since they began in their roles in 2012, the Positive Ageing Ambassadors have consulted within their communities about what makes Colac Otway Shire a great place to live as you age.

Colac Otway Shire Council’s Health and Community Services Manager Greg Fletcher said photographs would be displayed at the Kanyana Senior Citizens Centre during Seniors Week from October 6-11. 

“Your photograph might celebrate being active and involved, or an older person that you care for, or someone that inspires you.”

“It may showcase the beauty of ageing, or the skills and knowledge of older people.”

Mr Fletcher also said the group had identified what we could do better to make sure that our shire was age friendly and provided opportunities for older people to take an active role in community life.

“This photographic exhibition and competition is an initiative of Murray Howard-Brooks as his Positive Ageing Ambassador Community Project.”

The project is funded by the State Government’s Improving Liveability for Older People Initiative, and is supported by Council and Community Hub Inc.

Prizes will be awarded to the best entries.