Attitude - Ageing Well in Clunes

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Attitude is a timely and practical example of how people are responding to the issues of ageing well in their local communities in this country and around the world (discover more by reading this report).

 

Find out more about why what we are doing at Attitude is creating a core of capability around ageing well.  Journey with us as we try to discover if that can be built on and strengthened through strategic partnerships and smart projects.

Ageing is a process that impacts us all.  We don't want it to sneak up on us, instead we want to shape what it might mean for us all.  This means discovering what others are doing, exploring opportunities and connections, understanding what we can do ourselves, where we'll need help and who might be able to offer that. 

 

Read about how we evolved by downloading our Prospectus.

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Attitude is a timely and practical example of how people are responding to the issues of ageing well in their local communities in this country and around the world (discover more by reading this report).  Find out more about why what we are doing at Attitude is creating a core of capability around ageing well.  Journey with us as we try to discover if that can be built on and strengthened through strategic partnerships and smart projects.

Ageing is a process that impacts us all.  We don't want it to sneak up on us, instead we want to shape what it might mean for us all.  This means discovering what others are doing, exploring opportunities and connections, understanding what we can do ourselves, where we'll need help and who might be able to offer that. 

 

Register to be part of this conversation and kick start your thinking by reading this report by the Commissioner of Senior Victorians.  A printed copy is available by calling 53454078 or popping into BOOM Clunes, Thursday - Monday 10 - 3pm.  Hepburn Shire Council are currently using this report to inform a Positive Ageing Strategy that they are developing.  Why not contribute to that as well by completing their survey here.  

Putting our heads together...
What activities do Attitude offer - and how does it work?

Attitude is an activity group that is self-determined by the target market it is supporting.  Clunes is a unique community.  With more than 40 active community groups we an active town with the ability and desire to organise people and resources to help explore those interests. 

Attitude plans to leverage and support that for older people in our community - providing a place, space and support to operate those activities as part of a calendar of events and activities at the old Senior Citizens' Centre in Fraser Street, Clunes.

Why?  Because the Senior Citizens' Centre is a purpose built facility with all the access needed to make it easier for older people to join in activities that interest them.  The building has disability access, indoor toilets and a working kitchen; as well as meeting rooms suitable for a whole range of social, intellectual, physical and artistic pursuits.

                                                         A full program of activities for each season has been developed.  In the past we've posted

                                                         programs to letter boxes which is cost prohibitive and isn't a service offered by Auspost                                                                   currently.  But never fear, we've printed the full program and it is at the entrance to the

                                                         Attitude building.  Printed copies are also available in cafe's and shops throughout town,

                                                         while the digital file has been listed here, and circulated online.  

                                                      Click on the program image to download your copy of the program now.  Alternatively

                                                      simply click here to go to the online booking system.

                                                      Remember, Attitude's program has been developed with 60+ people in                                                                                mind but activities are open to all ages.

                                                      

                                                      Hear Attitude representative, Dr Tess Brady, talk to ABC Radio, Steven Martin about

                                                      how Attitude is rewriting the book when it comes to ageing.  Interview is at 24 - 33

                                                      minutes.

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Attitude - Ageing Well in Clunes has a working group who put up their hand at a community meeting in September 2019 to help structure Attitude and develop a combined calendar of activities. 

 

Many of the activities included on this calendar are operated or contributed by other informal or formal groups in Clunes - such as the Clunes Artist Group for example.  

Attitude will operate similiar to a Men's Shed.  In a Men's Shed they often have a co-ordinator who liaises with the auspice body.  Each year they have a budget which is published on the Shed notice board, along with any key plans for the year.  Big variations are discussed at regular informal meetings (or in Attitude's case, Working Party meetings) and notes added to the notice board in case people didn't attend the meeting and would still like to comment.   That then goes back to the next meeting where actions are then agreed and fed back to the auspice body via the co-ordinator.  Anyone interested is welcome to be a part of the Attitude Working Party.  

Attitude is auspiced by Clunes Neighbourhood House.