Healthy ageing and social connection in Manningham

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Consultation has concluded

Our Healthy Ageing and Social Connection engagement project ran from May to June 2023.

The purpose of the project was to talk to our community, specifically older adults aged 65+ and their carers, about how older adults can stay socially active and connected in Manningham.

We also wanted to understand any gaps contributing to poor community connection, social isolation and loneliness.

How will we use the information?

We wanted to find more ways to make Manningham a welcoming and connected place for our 27,000 residents aged 65+. We will use this information to help us plan what services, programs or infrastructure we may need to support older adults in the future.

Who did we speak to?

We spoke to 295 people.

  • About two-thirds were older residents of Manningham (67.5%)
  • 22.0% were service providers, like health care, residential aged care, seniors community groups/day activity centres, community centres/neighbourhood houses, not-for-profit community organisations and local government.
  • 10.5% were carers of a person aged 65 years or older.

How did we engage with our community?

  • four Interactive pop-up stalls in locations around Manningham
  • online and hard copy surveys for community and Council staff
  • interviews with local community groups, service providers and Neighbourhood Houses
  • two focus groups with community members.

Key findings – what we learnt

Please see a summary of the Healthy Ageing report.

Or you can download a copy of the full report.


Our Healthy Ageing and Social Connection engagement project ran from May to June 2023.

The purpose of the project was to talk to our community, specifically older adults aged 65+ and their carers, about how older adults can stay socially active and connected in Manningham.

We also wanted to understand any gaps contributing to poor community connection, social isolation and loneliness.

How will we use the information?

We wanted to find more ways to make Manningham a welcoming and connected place for our 27,000 residents aged 65+. We will use this information to help us plan what services, programs or infrastructure we may need to support older adults in the future.

Who did we speak to?

We spoke to 295 people.

  • About two-thirds were older residents of Manningham (67.5%)
  • 22.0% were service providers, like health care, residential aged care, seniors community groups/day activity centres, community centres/neighbourhood houses, not-for-profit community organisations and local government.
  • 10.5% were carers of a person aged 65 years or older.

How did we engage with our community?

  • four Interactive pop-up stalls in locations around Manningham
  • online and hard copy surveys for community and Council staff
  • interviews with local community groups, service providers and Neighbourhood Houses
  • two focus groups with community members.

Key findings – what we learnt

Please see a summary of the Healthy Ageing report.

Or you can download a copy of the full report.