Healthy Ageing

Overview

Healthy Ageing is a priority area for the Inner East Primary Care Partnership. The aim of our work is to promote, build and support the health and well-being of people aged 50 years and over in the Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR).

We work to support our partners by facilitating collaboration, networks, and working groups; promoting best practice and innovation; contributing to the evidence base and supporting local initiatives; providing information and resources; and improving organisational capacity and workforce to promote the health and well-being of older adults in the EMR.

Some key areas of our work are:

  • Dementia Friendly Communities – working with community to make Forest Hill more dementia friendly
  • Healthy Ageing evidence base – improving our understanding of the health, wellbeing, independence and safety needs of older people in the Eastern Metropolitan Region
  • Supporting Practitioners – providing regular updates to practitioners who work with older people
  • Reframing ageing and tackling ageism
  • Promoting physical activity as a key to healthier ageing

For more information contact Sharon Porteous on (03) 8843 2254 or [email protected]

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and other peoples of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which our work in the community takes place. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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