We want to create an age-friendly community providing opportunities for people to be included, feel safe, have a healthy lifestyle, and to take part in activities that help them to be active and positive as they age.
Positive and active ageing is about:
- connecting with others in your community
- being as physically active as you can be
- being as mentally active as you can
- having access to services and facilities
- being part of community events and activities
- contributing to others or the community
- having a positive outlook on life
Programs and Services
We have a range of programs and services that support and encourage positive, active ageing in Glenorchy.
- Our Successful Ageing Framework (PDF) outlines what we will do to encourage positive ageing in our community.
- We offer a ‘driver-to-collect’ service for people who are not able to place their wheelie bins at the kerbside. It does not cost extra but you will need a Doctor’s Certificate to access this service. Read more about this on our Additional waste services page.
- The Glenorchy Handbook of Positive Ageing (PDF) contains a large range of activities for older people to participate in, keep active, enjoy and connect with others in the Glenorchy community. The activities are age-friendly, accessible, and free or low-cost.
- The 100 Project is a website where people can watch stories of 100-year-olds or create their own stories by using our tutorials to film a 100-year-old on a smartphone and send us the footage to be professionally edited for free. The aim is to create a website containing hundreds of stories of Australia’s 100-year-olds so our eldest have a voice, so we can learn from them and so we can see the amazing tapestry of people and the world’s history that is found in Australia. Contact local producer, Ros Walker with enquiries.
The 100 Project features a video of 100 year old Glenorchy woman, Julia Kenny.
Linkages is a group of government and non-government organisations that supports people with a disability, older people, and their carers in the Glenorchy area.
Linkages gives members an opportunity to share information, find out what is happening in other services, build partnerships, get inspired, come up with new ideas, and support each other to provide the best service possible to the people they work with in our community.
Linkages meets 5 times a year. The meetings are informal, and include guest speakers, positive activities, and time to share information on what is happening in your service.
You can participate in Linkages by:
- attending our friendly meetings
- receiving minutes and service updates from the meetings
- joining the email network.
Linkages also produces a members-only directory, to help members to contact and support each other. To find out more about Linkages, email the Successful Ageing Officer via firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (03) 6216 6800.
Live Well, Live Long program
Live Well, Live Long is a FREE 11 week program of activities and information that provides a holistic approach to health and wellness. This program is a joint collaboration between Glenorchy Council, Clarence Council and the Tasmanian Health Service.
The Live Well, Live Long program transitioned to community radio during 2020 to keep our community connected as part of the COVID-19 recovery journey. You can listen to episodes here (external link).
We are excited to bring you the 2022 program (left).
The next program begins on Thursday , 21 July 2022. To register please call the Tasmanian Health Service on 6166 7602 or contact the Healthy Communities Officer at Council via 6216 6800.