Active Ageing

The Shire of Moora has recently completed an Age Friendly Community Study with funding received from the Department for Communities.

The project is based World Health Organisation's Age Friendly Cities methodology and aimed to ascertain whether Moora was an Age Friendly Community in relation to:

  • Outdoor Spaces and Buildings
  • Transportation
  • Respect and Inclusion
  • Social Participation
  • Communication and Information
  • Civic participation and Employment
  • Community Support and Health Services

Findings from the community and service provider consultations indicate that generally older people are active and enjoy living in Moora and that Moora is an 'Age Friendly Community'.

The information gathered as part of the Age Friendly Communities Study has been utilised to generate 4 strategies. Funding will be sought to facilitate the implementation of the strategies over the next 12 months to enable the Shire of Moora to develop the: Shire of Moora Aged Friendly Communities Plan 2013-2018.

Age Friendly Communities Study Report 2011

Aged And Disability Care

Moora Homes for the Aged 'Riverside Units' - 16 units administered by a volunteer committee.

Moora Lifestyle Village - Over 50's independent living.

Harry Leaver Cottages - 8 properties (restricted to over 55's).

Department of Housing and Works - Housing for Seniors - 8 duplex units for seniors.

Home and Community Care (HACC) - Includes the provision of services and support that enables the aged to live in their own (privately owned or rented) homes.

The Lodge 'Moora Frail Aged Lodge' (Low Care Beds) - 15 low care rooms all with ensuites.

Moora Hospital (High Care Beds) - 8 beds.

The Delmoor Centre - Day care respite service. The Delmoor Centre is Moora's meeting place for seniors and is a hive of activity with regular bingo, arts and crafts and men's groups. (08) 9651 0222.

Links

Country Age Pension Fuel Card

www.findcancerearly.com.au