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Age Friendly (Older People) Reference Group

Council has convened the first ever Age-Friendly Reference Group to advise from the perspective of older people in Moreland.   

Role and responsibilities

The role of the Age-friendly (Older People) Reference Group is to collaboratively advise council of current and emerging needs of older people in the community.

The Age-friendly (Older People) Reference Group is also responsible for:

  • contributing to development, and implementation of relevant Council policies, strategies, and plans. For example, the Living and Ageing Well Framework
  • assisting council to ensure the perspectives and lived experiences of older people are considered in Council services, programs and projects
  • promoting knowledge, visibility, equality and inclusion of older people in the community
  • assisting to identify opportunities for advocacy, projects and partnerships that reflect the needs of older people in the community
  • informing, consulting and collaborating with relevant Advisory Committees on issues relating to older people
  • participating in event planning, consultation processes, and other forms of engagement relating to relevant issues.

Members

Communty members in this group will sit for the remaining term of the current Council. 

  • Boping He
  • Cettina Astorina
  • Dalal Sleiman
  • Julie Burgess
  • Kristine Spark
  • Mila Milne
  • Nicholas Nicholaou
  • Pauline O'Brien
  • Shiela Kumar
  • Sylvie Leber

Councillors

  • Cr Helen Pavlidis
  • Cr Lambros Tapinos

Council Officer Support

Council officer support is provided by:

  • Living and Ageing Well Officer (Elly Gardner) – Primary contact for Members and Agenda preparation / Minute Taker
  • Elly can be reached at egardner@moreland.vic.gov.au or 0429 611 331