What do we mean by age friendly?
The term age-friendly means:
- A place that enables people of all ages to actively participate in community activities
- A place that treats everyone with respect, regardless of age
- A place that makes it easy to stay connected to those around you and those you love
- A place that helps people stay healthy and active, even at the oldest ages.
- A place that helps those who can no longer look after themselves to live with dignity and enjoyment.
Our guiding principles are:
- Collaborative approaches
- Good community governance and leadership
- Strong partnerships.
The title of an Age-Friendly City and Community recognises Clarence’s work during the past 10 years to involve and cater for older residents through the delivery and ongoing improvement across eight domains identified in the WHO Age-Friendly Cities Guide:
- Outdoor spaces and buildings
- Social participation
- Respect and social inclusion
- Civic participation and employment
- Communication and information
- Community support and health services.
Age Friendly Clarence Plan 2018-2022
Council adopted an Age Friendly Clarence Plan 2018-2022 on 18 June 2018.
The plan provides strategic direction for council to meet the needs and aspirations of an ageing population.
This plan builds on council’s Positive Ageing Plan 2012-2016 and our commitment to being an age friendly city and community.
Positive Ageing Advisory Committee
Clarence City Council’s Positive Ageing Advisory Committee (CPAAC) was established in October 2008.
The aim of the committee is to implement council’s Age Friendly Clarence Plan 2018-2022.
Committee members are:
- Alderman Sharyn Von Bertouch – Chairperson
- Alderman James Walker – Proxy Chairperson
- Joan Carr
- Margaret Bird
- Marie Boden
- Christopher Smith
- David Rayner
- Margaret Cairnduff
- Kevin Huxtable
- Maureen Newman
- Graham Burgess
- Julie Andersson – Council Community Planning and Development Officer
Service Representatives are:
- Helen Pollard – CEO of South East Community Care
- Leanne Doherty – Manager Warrane Mornington Neighbourhood Centre
Alma’s Activities Centre
Alma’s Activities Centre offers a range of activities and programs, facilities for hire and the communal area called Alma’s Bar and Lounge.
Alma’s Activities Centre is located at Alma Street in Bellerive. The building is currently undergoing a redevelopment to become a more accessible and inclusive space.
To find out more information about Alma’s Activities Centre, contact:
6244 4264 / firstname.lastname@example.org
The centre manager is on site from Monday to Thursday, 12pm to 4pm.
Age friendly projects in the city
There are many programs in Clarence to meet the needs and aspirations of our ageing population. We are proud of the partnerships it has established with community organisations to establish programs activities benefit the Clarence community.
Food Connections ClarenceShow / Hide
Food Connections Clarence aims to increase access and supply of nutritious food for older, isolated people in our community.
The program gives participants a chance to meet new people or catch up with old friends while enjoying a wholesome meal at various locations in Clarence.
Click on the following link for the 2018 program – Food Connections Clarence Social Eating Programs – Program 2018
For up-to-date information on this program, follow Food Connections Clarence on Facebook
Thursday's at Alma'sShow / Hide
Thursday’s at Alma’s is a free program of activities at Alma’s Activities Centre.
For more information on the program, contact Sue Fewkes, Centre Manager, on 03 6244 4264 or email email@example.com. The centre manager is on site from Monday to Thursday, 12pm to 4pm.
Live Well. Live Long.Show / Hide
Live Well. Live Long. is a 12 week free, informative, interactive and educative program that provides a holistic approach to health and wellness.
Three, 12-week programs are held at the Clarence Integrated Care Centre each year.
To find out more about Live Well. Live Long. contact the Clarence Integrated Care Centre at Rosny Park on 03 6282 0350.
Gentle exerciseShow / Hide
Council sponsors two free gentle exercise programs in the city. These programs are held on a Friday at the following locations:
- Rokeby – 9.00am-10.00am, Rokeby Neighbourhood Centre, Tollard Drive in Rokeby. Phone 03 6247 6778.
- Risdon Vale – 10.15am-11.15am, Risdon Vale Neighbourhood Centre, Sugarload Road in Risdon Vale. Phone 03 6243 5752
For more information about the programs, please contact the centres on the above numbers.
More information on other exercise programs in the city, visit the Live Clarence website
aWake before DeathShow / Hide
aWake Before Death is an award-winning collaborative project to promote and educate all people about end-of-life planning.
aWake Before Death is a collaborative partnership between:
Clarence City Council’s Positive Ageing Network (PAN) for service providers, the Clarence Positive Ageing Advisory Committee (CPAAC), and the Clarence Community Volunteer Service
Fairway Rise Retirement Living Village
Salmutations – Music Therapy
Warrane Mornington Neighbourhood Centre (WMNC)
More information on aWake Before Death, including resources, can be found at www.awakebeforedeath.org.au.
Our Shared SpacesShow / Hide
Our Shared Spaces is a partnership between our Clarence Positive Ageing Advisory Committee and our Youth Network Advisory Group. Our Shared Spaces tackles the issues of safety, the intergenerational divide, and ageism.
A number of events are held each year in the city.
For more information on the Our Shared Spaces partnership, contact our Community Planning and Development Officer on 03 6217 9597 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clarence Positive Ageing Network (PAN) Forum for Service ProvidersShow / Hide
The Clarence Positive Ageing Advisory Committee facilitates this forum for service providers and organisations to come together and share information.
For more information, contact our Community Planning and Development Officer on 03 6217 9597.
Planting Ahead GuideShow / Hide
How does your garden grow is a publication that provides information on simple ways to create more easy care, low maintenance, and water-wise gardens.
Click on the following link to read How does your garden grow – Planting ahead guide.
For more information contact us on 03 6217 9597 or 03 6217 9623.
Men's/community shedsShow / Hide
Council is a proud partner of men’s/community sheds in Clarence, such as the Howrah Men’s Shed, Clarence Plains Community Shed, and the Risdon Vale Community Shed.
To find out more about men’s/community sheds in the city:
- Clarence Plains Community Shed – phone 03 6247 8761 (9am-3pm, Wednesday-Friday) or email email@example.com
- Howrah Men’s Shed – www.howrahmensshed.org
- Risdon Vale Community Shed – phone the Risdon Vale Neighbourhood Centre on 03 6243 5752
To find other sheds in Tasmania: www.tasmanianmensshed.org.au/
Community bus partnershipsShow / Hide
Through a partnership with community organisations, an 11-seat community bus takes people of all ages to social, recreational and cultural activities in and around our city.
To find out about how to the bus operates or to book:
- Risdon Vale – contact the Risdon Vale Neighbourhood Centre on 03 6243 5752.
- Warrane Mornington – contact the Warrane Mornington Neighbourhood Centre on 03 6244 6346.
- South Arm/Opossum Bay – contact 0407 875 460.
Clarence Community Volunteer ServiceShow / Hide
Council partners with the Clarence Community Volunteer Service to provide volunteer-based services to older people and to younger people who live with a disability. More information on this service can be found on the Volunteer with us page.
Get Going GuideShow / Hide
The Get Going Guide is a biennial publication initiated by the Clarence Positive Ageing Advisory Committee.
The publication is a valuable resource in helping residents find out about what is going on in our city. It includes information on getting around Clarence and the many activities in the city.
For more information on the Get Going Guide, contact our Community Planning and Development Officer on 6217 9597 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.