Get together with those in the Village!
Are you 55 years or older, residing in the Macedon Ranges and looking to connect with others in the shire?
Village Connect supports you to connect by providing:
- Information about free or low-cost activities in the Macedon Ranges
- Pop-up activities and events to support you to connect with others locally
- Opportunities to learn new skills such as navigating digital technology
- A quarterly newsletter containing information about programs, events and health and wellbeing services for over 55s.
Complete the registration form to keep up-to-date with what’s happening;
*We are required by our funding body to collect information. The information collected from the registration form will be stored in accordance with the Commonwealth Government Privacy Act 1988. For more information, or if you would like support to complete this form or to receive a hard copy, contact Abbey on (03) 5422 0262 or email email@example.com
For event updates and other Healthy Ageing information, visit our Facebook page.
Events will be listed here as details are confirmed.
About the project
One in four Australians aged 65 and over lives alone, with this ratio expected to continue to 2036, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Australia’s Report in 2017.
The Australian Government’s Seniors Connected Program has funded the implementation of a Village Hub (Village Connect Project) in the Macedon Ranges.
The Village Hub’s funding has enabled Council to employ a dedicated Village Connect Project Officer.
The Village Connect Project is an exciting opportunity to promote, support and guide active ageing in our beautiful shire. It will also be a linkage point to the broader scope of existing community and social supports that already provide opportunities for individuals to connect within the nine villages of the shire.
This project is funded until June 2024. Over this time we will deliver a range of programs, activities and events for people aged 55 years and over. These initiatives have been shaped by over 140 survey responses(PDF, 1MB) received from the community during consultations held from January to March 2022.