08 8551 0500Video Call
View a Council Document
Make a Payment
Develop / Build / Remove
Enquire about or apply for
Locate or Hire a Facility
Contact Us or Elected Member

Flourishing on the Fleurieu

Flourishing on the Fleurieu Festival 2018 - Celebrating Active Ageing Week 23-29 September 2018

This popular Festival, which is held every two years, celebrates retirement and showcases how our community flourishes. It aims to promote health and wellbeing, and facilitate social connection. This year the Festival promises an exciting new program where communities across the Fleurieu region will come alive. The emphasis is on ‘exploring possibilities’ for getting involved in your local community.

The Festival will be hosted during Active Ageing Week from 23 to 29 September 2018. Community groups based in Alexandrina, Victor Harbor, Yankalilla and Kangaroo Island council areas are hosting events or activities in their local community that aim to encourage new people to get involved.

Program Guides

Please view the "Program at a glance" below.  There are over 100 activities to choose from. Copies of this program are available from Council reception and the Victor Harbor Library.

Flourishing on the Fleurieu 2018 - Program Guide(923 kb)

Flourishing on the Fleurieu Festival - booklet 20 pages(3162 kb)

Promotion of your activity

Please see the poster template below - for printing at A3 or A4 size.  You can complete your own activity details and display in your local area:

Promotion Template Poster for Festival -(1505 kb)

Promotion Template Poster for Festival - Editable version(1518 kb)

Generic Poster for Flourishing on the Fleurieu(1888 kb)

Feedback about your activity

Please can you complete the feedback form below and return after the festival.  The due date is 12 Oct 2018.

Flourishing on the Fleurieu Festival 2018 - Feedback report(205 kb)

Attendance at Festival - Template(55 kb)

For more information about the Flourishing on the Fleurieu Festival, please contact Michelle Fuller on 8551 0571.

happy lady flourishing in later life

Feedback about the previous Flourishing on the Fleurieu Festival in 2016 

 Festival summary for 2016 - infographic

Some photographs of exhibits and performances were taken during the day and are filtering through to the Facebook event page “Flourishing on the Fleurieu”… you may like to head over to the page and browse the gallery? 


Once again, thank you so much for your participation in this year’s Festival and for contributing to such an exciting and vibrant community event.

Flourishing on the Fleurieu Business and Community Awards

These inaugural awards were presented at the Flourishing on the Fleurieu Festival 2016.  Overall twenty businesses received multiple nominations for these awards with a number of entries then submitted.

Award winners were:

  •  Age Friendly Home and Personal Services Awards - Home Instead Senior Care, Victor Harbor
  •  Age Friendly Sport Recreation and Leisure including Tourism Award – Be Fit To Live, Victor Harbor
  •  Individual Award – Best Customer Service – William E. Collins Jr from Be Fit to Live
  •  Age Friendly Retail and Hospitality Award and Age Friendly Employer Award – Chat n Cino Café, Victor Harbor
  •  Runner-up Age Friendly Retail and Hospitality – The Retro Vibe Café, Pt Elliot

These awards have brought to light some of our unique local businesses and individuals who work to provide quality customer services and products to meet the needs of the different age groups across our community.

For more information, please click here:


Dementia Friendly Communities

What is a Dementia Friendly Community?

A dementia-friendly community is a place where people living with dementia are supported to live a high quality of life with meaning, purpose and value. This means recognising the need for a person with dementia to continue to participate in the community through activities they enjoy, whether through employment, volunteering or social activities. Each dementia-friendly community will look different, but may include:

  • Businesses that have staff who understand dementia and know how to communicate effectively with people who have dementia
  • Employers that provide support for people living with the disabilities of dementia to continue with paid employment
  • Volunteering opportunities for people with dementia
  • Support groups for people with dementia and their families  
  • Sporting clubs and social groups that are welcoming and inclusive of members with dementia
  • Adult education facilities that provide learning opportunities for people with dementia, such as learning a new language or musical instrument. 

New Online Resource - Creating Dementia Friendly Communities in the Southern Fleurieu

Following community consultation, several exciting initiatives are currently underway to help create dementia friendly communities across the Southern Fleurieu region.  The Southern Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island Taskforce has established a Dementia Action Group to drive local efforts towards creating dementia friendly communities.

One initiative by the group is the online register  of local dementia services and information.  This register consists of two electronic noticeboards. 

One board contains information about services available in the Southern Fleurieu region for people experiencing dementia and their carers. https://trello.com/b/uQSkq1av

The other board provides details of information and training workshops for professionals working in the area of dementia, training courses for those who are directly caring for someone with dementia; and also community education courses for local businesses, volunteers and the community in general.  https://trello.com/b/9DR10CYG

If you know of additional services or information available to support people living with dementia and their carers in the local community which could be added to these noticeboards please contact Michelle Fuller on 8551 0571 or via email mfuller@victor.sa.gov.au

            People in the community promotion of new online resource for dementia information                                       

Free Dementia Friendly Training Workshops

My Care Solutions is working with local businesses, organisations and volunteers to help create a Dementia Friendly Australia - a place where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported, and can continue to contribute to and participate in community life. 

Sesssions are 45 mins.  For more information about the free training workshops, please contact Corrie Burnside
at 08 8552 9840 or via email Corrie.Burnside@mycaresolution.com.au

Information sessions for Community Groups
The dementia link worker from Dementia Australia, is available to facilitate:

  • 1 hour Memory and Ageing talks to community groups
  • 2 hour Understanding Dementia session for community groups

To register your interest in attending or to book a session for your community group please call Dementia Australia on 1800 100 500.

If you are concerned about your own memory loss, or concerned about a family member or friend, contact the National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500 or visit https://www.dementia.org.au/


 Dementia Friendly Cinema Days at Victa Cinema

Victa Cinema are running screening tailored to those living with dementia as well as their family members and carers.
These cinema sessions will provide a fun social outing in a dementia friendly environment.  The film is shown with dimmed lights and lowered volume with no adverts and trailers. 

Companion cards are accepted.  Tickets are $10 and available only at the cinema.

Dementia friendly sessions are held on the final friday of each month (outside of school holidays).  Look for the purple highlighted session on the programmes.

Visit Victor Cinema website for more details.

Southern Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island Positive Ageing Taskforce

Role and Structure of the Taskforce(39 kb)
Strategic Plan for the Southern Fleurieu Positive Ageing Taskforce 2010-2019(113 kb) 

2018 Membership details form(402 kb)

Next meeting date:

Tues 11th Dec 12noon - 2pm.  City of Victor Harbor Council Chambers.  Please contact Michelle Fuller on 08 8551 0571 or email mfuller@victor.sa.gov.au if you would like to attend.

Minutes of the previous meetings:

9 October 2018 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(575 kb)
14 August 2018 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(652 kb)
12th June 2018 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(626 kb)
10th April 2018 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(472 kb)
13th Feb 2018 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(466 kb)
12th December 2017 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(437 kb)
10th October 2017 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(370 kb)
8th August 2017 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(417 kb)
13th June 2017 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(464 kb)
11th April 2017 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(397 kb)
14th February 2017 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(381 kb)
13th December 2016 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(472 kb)
9th August 2016 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(591 kb)
14th June 2016 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(564 kb)
12th April 2016 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(567 kb)
9th February 2016 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(329 kb)
8th December 2015 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(313 kb)
13th October 2015 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(253 kb)
11th August 2015 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(216 kb)
9th June 2015 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes (324 kb)
14 April 2015 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(273 kb)
10 Feb 2015 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(262 kb)
9 Dec 2014 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(210 kb)
14 Oct 2014 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(278 kb)
12 Aug 2014 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(303 kb)
10th June 2014 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(244 kb)

Project Officer Reports:

October 2018 - Project Officer Report(357 kb)
August 2018 - Project Officer Report(327 kb)
June 2018 - Project Officer Report(318 kb)
April 2018 - Project Officer Report(255 kb)
February 2018 - Project Officer Report(245 kb)
December 2017 - Project Officer Report(248 kb)
October 2017 - Project Officer Report(261 kb)
August 2017 - Project Officer Report(252 kb)
June 2017 - Project Officer Report(261 kb)
April 2017 - Project Officer Report(248 kb)
February 2017 - Project Officer Report(233 kb)

December 2016 - Project Officer Report(239 kb)
October 2016 - Project Officer Report(229 kb)
August 2016 - Project Officer Report(234 kb)
June 2016 - Project Officer Report(253 kb)
April 2016 - Project Officer Report(258 kb)
February 2016 - Project Officer Report(227 kb)
December 2015 - Project Officer Report(255 kb)
October 2015 - Project Officer Report(261 kb)
August 2015 - Project Officer Report(257 kb)
June 2015 - Project Officer Report(237 kb)
April 2015 - Project Officer Report(256 kb)
Feb 2015 - Project Officer Report(279 kb)
Dec 2014 - Project Officer Report(229 kb)
Oct 2014 - Project Officer Report(235 kb)
August 2014 - Project Officer Report (226 kb)
June 2014 - Project Officer Report(299 kb)


This area will be used to post information on forthcoming training sessions, events and conferences.  Please refer to the attached PDF's for general information about the training and any related registration forms.

Date: Name of training: Cost: Location: More information
Friday 15 June

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)


We can help you paint the town purple!  A kit has been developed and gives you some ideas on how to raise awareness.  You can find the kit on our website at www.sa.agedrights.asn.au  

Please register your WEAAD activities by filling in the registration form enclosed in the Kit and email to dorisg@agedrights.asn.au



Event took place on 7th July 2017

SA Collaborative Projects Symposium 

‘No one should have no one’ 

Campaign against Loneliness and Social Isolation

View the agenda & presentations from the event:










TAFE SA Short courses

- new industry professional development courses including Person Centred Practice, Advocating for clients, Disability awareness and the Disability Discrimination Act, Enhancing Professional Practice, Navigating the Systems
 Various  Various

Call TAFESA Info Line on 1800 882 661

Wednesday evenings throughout the year

TAFE SA Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) - CHC33015 (Modified course)

For existing workers who need to complete the current qualification (with options for RPL)

Fees are variable - speak to TAFE SA for more information Adelaide Campus

Call TAFESA Info Line on 1800 882 661




Together for the Mental Health of Older People

The Taskforce has been involved as a key stakeholder in the 'Together for the Mental Health of Older People' research project from October 2013 to March 2015. An overview of the project can be found in the presentation below:

Together for the Mental Health of Older People - Positive Ageing taskforce presentation(3227 kb)

The final reports can be found below:

TMOP Final Report(1312 kb)
TMOP Final Report One Page Summary (55 kb)
TMOP Policy Options summary - 3 pages(73 kb)

An output from the research included an AWACCS Instrument tool which can monitor change in clients by support workers/volunteers.  Please see below for access to this tool:

AWACCS Instrument tool "Identify the change not the cause"(302 kb)

08 8551 0500|Video Call|Contact Us|Decrease font size Reset font size Increase font size|Print Page
Street Address
1 Bay Road
Victor Harbor SA 5211
Postal Address
PO Box 11
Victor Harbor SA 5211
Contact Council
Phone: 08 8551 0500
Fax:  08 8551 0501
Opening Hours
Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm
Emergency After Hours: 08 8551 0500
Data Last Modified: 2018-05-07T12:02:46
Close Window

Video Call Now

Talk to someone at the City of Victor Harbor

Learn More 

Video Call