Minister’s foreword

The Hon. Colin Brooks MP, Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers

Our state is better off because of the significant contributions of senior Victorians. It’s why we are ensuring they are appreciated, respected and enabled to live well later in life.

That means a high quality of living, the ability to spend time with loved ones, the opportunity to pursue hobbies and interests, and the financial stability and community support to achieve the things seniors want.

It’s what every Victorian deserves as they reach this next stage of life.

That’s why the Victorian Government has developed the Victorian Ageing Well Action Plan. It outlines the Victorian Government’s vision to support Victorians to age well, so seniors can participate and contribute to their communities while staying close to family – whether this is in their own home, with a family member or in aged care.

The Action Plan supports Victorians from all backgrounds to connect socially and to live healthy, active, and purposeful lives. The plan’s actions are based on the lived experience of older people and will be undertaken in partnership with community organisations, peak bodies, local government, and government services.

It will lead to better outcomes for older Victorians.

I thank the Commissioner for Senior Victorians and the members of the Senior Victorians Advisory Group for their contribution to the Action Plan and their passionate commitment to supporting older people in Victoria.

The Hon. Colin Brooks MP
Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers