Positive Ageing Advisory Committee
The Positive Ageing Advisory Committee (PAAC) was established as a reference group in August 2012, and became formally endorsed as an advisory committee by Council in 2018. Council recognised then, as it does now, the importance of including and amplifying the voices of older people so that we can create an age-friendly community for all Nillumbik residents to live and age well. Council also recognises that representatives of our older community are best placed to provide input to policy and planning so that programs and services are inclusive, and respond to current and emerging needs of older adults.
The PAAC has a vision to assist Council in supporting our older population (aged 55 and over) to be informed, connected and supported to live well and age even better.
How does PAAC help?
The PAAC have amassed a significant list of achievements since it was established as a reference group, with valued input into countless Shire policies and strategies. A recent highlight was their tireless work in supporting the Shire to develop the most recent Ageing Well in Nillumbik Action Plan 2019-2022.
Furthermore, the PAAC provides advocacy and insight into what our older community members need and want, leading the way in the creation and dissemination of information guides and toolkits, organising and running information community awareness sessions. The PAAC play a vital role in providing guidance and advice from community representatives, so that Council can be responsive to emerging issues and opportunities for older people.
Download a copy of the Terms of Reference, and the Expression of Interest Form below.
For more information or to enquire about joining the Advisory Committee contact 9433 3345.