Active ageing


What is Active Ageing? 

Active Ageing is making the most of your opportunities to age well. This includes staying healthy, being connected to your community and enjoying a quality of life that includes respect from others and a strong sense of purpose.

The City of Unley has committed to supporting our residents to age well by having a Council Strategy to guide our actions and by being a World Health Organisation (WHO) Age-Friendly City.

Read the City of Unley Active Ageing Strategy(PDF, 3MB)

Active Ageing – where to start?

Research shows that the earlier you commit to a healthier lifestyle, the more physically active and socially connected you are with others, the better you can feel regardless of age, even if you have some health issues.

Start making connections today(PDF, 155KB)

Stay up to date on Active Ageing

Learn about events, programs and projects running at a local, state or national level through our Active Ageing newsletters.

Editions of the Active Ageing e-newsletters


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Learn about WHO Age-friendly Cities 

New information is being discovered every day about the best ways to age well. The WHO Age-friendly Cities website provides information about initiatives across the world. Positive plans for living longer and better are also freely available on the Blue Zones website which shares longevity secrets from around the world.

How can I be more involved?

Join the Alliance

If you wish to share your life experience, insights and ideas to make the City of Unley a wonderful place to grow older you can join the Active Ageing Alliance.

This friendly peer group volunteer their time to work with the Council. Formal meetings are held quarterly and invitations are often extended to provide input and attend other events.

A few of the key projects supported by the Alliance can be found on this page, and a link to the full Active Ageing Strategy which shows the wider scope of their input is provided below.

We want a diverse Alliance, involving individuals from all ages and stages of life after 50. To express your interest in joining, complete the (PDF, 1MB)Expression of Interest form for the Alliance(PDF, 1MB) ,  and contact the Active Ageing Project Officer on 8372 5111.