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Flourishing on the Fleurieu

At this stage we are still receiving applications for the community grants for the Flourishing on the Fleurieu Festival in October, so please send in your submissions.

The City of Victor Harbor is closely monitoring the information being provided by government authorities in relation to COVID-19. As circumstances change and evolve, we will update our website and customer service boards to advise the community.

Planning is well underway for the 2020 Flourishing on the Fleurieu Festival. The festival, which is held every two years, celebrates active ageing and showcases how our community flourishes. The festival involves a number of events and activities for older people over a two week period, to encourage people to find out more about how they can get involved with a range of community groups.

The festival is an initiative of the Southern Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island Positive Ageing Taskforce, and is supported by Alexandrina Council, City of Victor Harbor, District Council of Yankalilla and Kangaroo Island Council.

Grants now open

Community groups are now invited to submit applications for a grant of $150 to assist with the delivery of an event during the 2020 Flourishing on the Fleurieu Festival which will take place from 17 to 30 October 2020.

Grants are available to small community-based groups (located within the Alexandrina, Victor Harbor, Yankalilla or Kangaroo Island council areas) to support participation in the festival.  The money can be used to fund an event or activity to encourage new people to get involved in a local community group. Activities could include a come and try day, a morning tea, a special one off event for the festival or any activity which encourages new people to get involved.

Events need to be held during the two week festival period, and should be aimed at encouraging older people to participate.

How to apply

Applications need to be completed on the standard application form, and should be returned to the City of Victor Harbor before 5pm on Monday, 1 June 2020 by:

  • Post - PO Box 11, Victor Harbor SA 5211
  • Email -
  • In person - City of Victor Harbor Civic Centre, 1 Bay Road, Victor Harbor.

Download the application form

Download the grant guidelines

For more information contact Michelle Fuller on (08) 8551 0500.

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

Membership Details form(144 kb)

Next meeting date:

Tues 14 April 2020 12noon - 2pm.  City of Victor Harbor Council Chambers.  Please contact Michelle Fuller on 08 8551 0571 or email if you would like to attend.

Project Officer Reports:

February 2020 - Project Officer Report
December 2019 - Project Officer Report
October 2019 - Project Officer Report
August 2019 - Project Officer Report(377 kb)
June 2019 Project Officer Report(356 kb)
April 2019 - Project Officer Report(346 kb)
Feb 2019 - Project Officer Report(361 kb)

Dec 2018 - Project Officer Report(351 kb)
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)

Minutes of the Taskforce Meeting:

11 February 2020 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes
10 December 2019 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes
8 October 2019 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes
13 August 2019 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(779 kb)
11 June 2019 Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(680 kb)
9 April 2019 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(755 kb)
12 February 2019 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(712 kb)
11 December 2018 - Positive Ageing Taskforce Minutes(699 kb)
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)

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.

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.

New Aged Care Quality Standards:

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission:
New Aged Care Quality Standards:

Information about ageing and aged care from/to Department of Health is available via:

Aged care content has been moved to the department’s new website. The new content is primarily directed at providers, assessors, and peak groups while My Aged Care remains the primary source of information for consumers. Old URLs will initially be redirected to their equivalent ones on the new website. However, users are encouraged to update their links over the coming weeks. 

Aged Care Roadmap: future reform directions for aged care

Wellness & Reablement resources from SA Collaborative Project events

Documented table discussion notes from the 2018 event Role Plays and World Café outcomes, along with pitch presentations from the day are available via this link: Editing of the film featuring the actor role plays is currently underway and this training resource is expected to be released early in 2019.

SA Collaborative Projects Symposium in 2017 : ‘No one should have no one’ - Campaign against Loneliness and Social Isolation.  To view the agenda & presentations from the event:

The CADDY Project – a Dementia Friendly Community initiative : supporting meaningful community participation for people living with memory loss

The CADDY model was conceptualised by the local Dementia Action Group, a work group of the Positive Ageing Taskforce, following community consultation in the Southern Fleurieu region around the opportunities and challenges for people living with memory loss.

The principles of the CADDY model are based on a golfing analogy. Just as a pro-golfer is the expert of a game of golf, so too a person living with memory loss is the expert of their own life who has chosen activities to engage in which are meaningful to them and utilise their core strengths. A ‘caddy’ supports the golfer by carrying equipment and providing other assistance during the game to maximise positive outcomes for the golfer. At times a person living with memory loss may need support with selecting the appropriate resources or other assistance to be able to maintain engagement with their chosen social and community activities – a volunteer ‘caddy’ can help provide this role.

The Taskforce secured an Age Friendly SA grant from the Office for Ageing Well, SA Health to trial and evaluate the CADDY model during 2018. Since a key element of the project was to demonstrate sustainability of the model, grant funding was only used to evaluate the project and support some initial staff development. The project involved a number of significant partners as acknowledged in the Evaluation Report. The CADDY model was embedded into the existing infrastructure of two local community engagement programs; the Caring Neighbourhood Program at the City of Victor Harbor and Community Connect Program in Alexandrina Council.

Please refer to the key project documents below:

Key Messages(637 kb)

Full Evaluation Report(1437 kb)

The CADDY Resource Kit will be available here once finalised.