The Commissioner for Senior Victorians is seeking the support of Victoria’s libraries to help older Victorians have their say.

 

Launching on 18 July 2022, a state-wide survey will ask older Victorians (60 or over, and 50 or over for Aboriginal Victorians) about their experience of ageing and their perspectives on key policy issues including addressing ageism, digital inclusion, social connectedness and health self-care.

 

The results of the survey will build on the Commissioner’s 2020 report Ageing well in a changing world and inform the Commissioner’s ongoing advocacy on behalf of older Victorians. It will also inform the ongoing implementation of the Victorian Government’s recently released Ageing Well Action Plan.

 

The Commissioner is seeking the support of library staff to promote the survey and help older library patrons complete the survey. While many older people will be comfortable using the online platform, it’s also important that we hear from older people who are less confident navigating digital technology.

 

To further support engagement from a wide range of older people, the Commissioner will be holding in-person consultation forums in September 2022.

 

The survey will be live on Seniors Online from 18 July, and a stakeholder promotion pack with digital and printable material will also be available on this web page.

 

For more information about the survey, visit www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au/survey

 

For further resources or to discuss ways your library can support the Commissioner’s Ageing Well consultation, please contact Emily De Rango, Senior Policy Officer at emily.derango@dffh.vic.gov.au

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