Year: 2012

Active Ageing Network Forum
» Thursday, 31 May 2012
It started with Peter Burns, the CEO of YMCA Victoria
Active Ageing Network Forum May 2012
» Thursday, 5 April 2012
Want to improve the lives of Older Adults? Come to our Active Ageing Network Forum on the 28th May 2012

Year: 2011

Nagambie HealthCare Community Forum
» Tuesday, 6 December 2011
In partnership with Nagambie HealthCare, a 2011 Active Ageing Network (AAN) grant funded recipient, the AAN facilitated a community forum on strength training for older people on 6 December 2011. The forum was held at the Nagambie Senior Citizens Centre.
AAN Continues into 2012
» Tuesday, 6 December 2011
The Active Ageing Network Program (AAN) will continue to receive funding support from the Victorian Department of Health until the end of June 2012.
AAN Second Grant Funding Round
» Tuesday, 6 December 2011
A comprehensive analysis by the Active Ageing Network (AAN) to identify local government areas of disadvantage with few or no strength training opportunities for older people has informed its second grant funding round. This analysis has again assisted the AAN to target its grant program to local government areas of need.
Vera makes a Splash at 90
» Wednesday, 23 November 2011
You would be hard pressed to believe Vera Cook is a day over 60. Not so long ago this vibrant lady turned 90 years old.
Multiculturalism is Strong in Manningham
» Tuesday, 22 November 2011
In 2006, the Women’s Friendship Group joined forces with the Manningham YMCA to develop a progressive resistance strength training class specific for the needs and abilities of its culturally and linguistically diverse members. One of the main aims of the Women’s Friendship exercise group is to encourage women from nationalities where exercise is not traditionally an integral cultural practice, to get moving.
Older Wiser Stronger
» Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Last year, Rural Northwest Health received a grant of $22,250 from the Active Ageing Network to develop strength training programs for older adults across the Yarriambiack Shire.
Buloke Strength Training Program
» Wednesday, 28 September 2011
In 2010, the Mallee Sports Assembly in conjunction with the Buloke Shire Council was successful in their application for funding through the Active Ageing Network.
Strength Training in Wellington
» Wednesday, 28 September 2011
The aim of the AAN grant funded Strength Training in Wellington project was to enhance the capacity of neighbourhood houses in the Wellington Shire to enable them to increase the number and range of sustainable strength training programs being offered to older adults.
2011 Victorian Seniors Festival
» Tuesday, 23 August 2011
The Victorian Seniors Festival now in it's 30th year, is a high-profile Government managed event that runs from 2 – 9 October. Seniors can catch free public transport throughout the festival week and attend more than 1000 events across the state during the month of October.
Active Ageing Network Continues!
» Wednesday, 27 July 2011
The Active Ageing Network is the only current program inherited from the previous state government that the Victorian Department of Health (DoH) has agreed to support.
AAN Site Visits
» Tuesday, 7 June 2011
To support the sustainability of strength training programs, grant recipients were provided with the opportunity to be visited by an Active Ageing Network representative in April 2011. The aim of the site visit was to provide face-to-face support and advice to organisations in relation to developing or enhancing a strength training program specifically for older adults.
Healthy Eating Healthy Lifestyles
» Monday, 18 April 2011
As a practitioner, you already know that healthy eating and regular physical activity plays an important role in protecting the body against a number of diseases and helps maintain a healthy weight. To make it easier, the AAN has compiled a sample of resources that you can draw on in your work to assist older adults to live healthy and physically active lives.
Council on the Ageing Active at All Ages Award
» Monday, 18 April 2011
On 23 February 2011, Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria held their Active at All Ages Awards to recognise and promote the significant achievements and contributions of older adults who are outstanding participants, role models and volunteers in sporting and active recreational activities. The awards ceremony was held at Parliament House.
AAN Community Forum
» Monday, 18 April 2011
In partnership with Hume Corridor Community Outreach Service, the Active Ageing Network (AAN) held a community forum on strength training for older adults at Violet Town Community Complex, Violet Town, on Monday 28 March 2011. Violet Town is located in the rural Shire of Strathbogie, 150 kilometres north east of Melbourne. The estimated resident population of the Shire as at 2006 was 9,295. Of this amount, 769, or 19%, of the population was aged 65 – 84 years of age.
Pakenham Arthritis Self Help Group
» Monday, 18 April 2011
Arthritis Victoria’s support groups provide advice, support and information for those who have been touched by arthritis including carers, partners, family and friends. Pakenham’s Arthritis Self Help Group is an outstanding example of a strong support group and in May 2011 will be celebrating their 20th Anniversary. This is a landmark celebration for supporting those living with arthritis!
BMNH Recwest Footscray Walking!
» Monday, 28 February 2011
Heart Foundation Walking is Australia’s largest network of free community-based walking groups, led by volunteer Walk Organisers. Braybrook and Maidstone Neighbourhood House, in conjunction with YMCA RecWest Footscray run a Heart Foundation Walking Group.
Grandparents and Grandkids working out together!
» Wednesday, 23 February 2011
The YMCA believes it has started a new health and fitness trend – exercise classes for grandparents and grandkids! What started as a one-off at one YMCA is steadily growing in popularity as active nans and pops queue up to take their kids along to ‘their’ regular over 55s (Pryme Movers) classes during school holiday breaks. Kids aged from 3 to 15 are ‘working out’ side-by-side with their grandparents!
Heart Foundation Walking
» Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Heart Foundation Walking is Australia’s largest network of free community-based walking groups, led by volunteer Walk Organisers. Heart Foundation Walking makes being active easy, even for those not used to being active. Walking has a number of great health benefits including positive impacts on physical, mental and social wellbeing!

Year: 2010

Active Ageing Network Grants Program 2010
» Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Through the Office of Senior Victorians (OSV), the Victorian government has provided funding to the YMCA Victoria, as the lead agency, to establish and manage the Active Ageing Network in partnership with Council on the Ageing Victoria (COTA). Throughout 2010, the Active Ageing Network has been successful in achieving a number of significant objectives, including funding the development of a strength training program in local government areas where there are no or few strength training opportunities for older adults. This now means there is a strength training program for older adults in every Victorian local government area!
South West Active Ageing Network Forum
» Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Our third and last forum for 2010 was held in Warrnambool, in partnership with South West Primary Care Partnership on Thursday 14 October 2010.
Goulburn Valley Active Ageing Network Forum
» Monday, 27 September 2010
The third Active Ageing Network Practitioner Forum was held in partnership with Goulburn Valley Primary Care Partnership on Thursday 16 September 2010.
Premiers Active Families Challenge
» Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Want to get more active, but not sure where to start? Take the Challenge! All you need to do is 30 minutes of physical activity a day for 30 days.
Victorian Seniors Festival- The Ease of Movement
» Monday, 20 September 2010
Come and view 'The Ease of Movement' as part of the Victorian Seniors Festival.
Upcoming Active Ageing Network Practitioner
» Thursday, 16 September 2010
Following the success of our previous Active Ageing Network Practitioner Forums, a fourth Forum will be held in Warrnambool on Thursday 14 October 2010.
Community Grants for CALD communities
» Wednesday, 7 July 2010
The Victorian Multicultural Commission runs a Community Grants Program to provide support to Victoria's culturally and linguistically diverse communities, especially new and emerging communities, to develop and sustain local community organisations and programs.
Upcoming Active Ageing Network Practitioner Forum
» Tuesday, 6 July 2010
Following the success of the first two Active Ageing Network Practitioner Forums in Melbourne and Sale, a third Forum will be held in Shepparton on Thursday 16 September 2010.
Older Adult Fitness Instructor Register
» Tuesday, 6 July 2010
The older adults fitness instructor register is a new function of the Active Ageing Network website. The purpose of the Register is to have a centralised list of older adults instructors - one which does not appear to exist publicly in the health and fitness industry at this point in time. The Register is a valuable tool for both instructors wishing to find employment and for prospective employers seeking qualified staff.

Year: 2009

National Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Australians
» Monday, 14 December 2009
The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing has developed national physical activity guidelines specifically for older Australians. The guidelines outline five physical activity recommendations.
Active Ageing Network Launches
» Wednesday, 7 October 2009
In conjunction with the Office of Senior Victorians and the Council on the Ageing (COTA), YMCA Victoria has established and is managing the Active Ageing Network (AAN).