Village Connect

Council has been awarded $330,000 over three years by the Australian Government’s Seniors Connected Program to fund the implementation of a Village Hub in the Macedon Ranges. Macedon Ranges Shire Council is one of 12 successful applicants across Australia to receive this grant.

The Macedon Ranges Village Hub project will focus on bringing older people together online and in their community for activities that support good mental and physical health and enable better connections to the local community.

Community consultation is currently underway, closing March 31, 2022.  Consultation will capture individual perspective from those 55 years and older on the current services and activities being used to support individual wellbeing and the barriers that may prevent participation in local activities and events.

Outcomes of the consultation will shape a range of initiatives to alleviate loneliness and social isolation experienced by older people in the Macedon Ranges community.

The project will run from 2021 to 2024.  Macedon Ranges Connect project is partnering with Independent Living Assessment (ILA) the Village Hubs National Grant Manager.  Supported by the Australian Government Department of Social Services

For further information regarding the project contact Project Officer Abbey on 5422 0262  or email abbrown@mrsc.vic.gov.au.