Seniors Friendly Small Businesses

The Seniors Friendly Small Business pilot project will identify and promote local businesses that are friendly, welcoming and accessible for older people.

The project was kick started by Council’s Age Friendly Frankston Ambassadors, an advisory committee who meet every two months to discuss challenges facing older adults within our community. Members identified small businesses as a key place to promote connection within the community.

Staff within small businesses may be the only interaction some older people have throughout the day is the project’s main driver. The Ambassadors want to make sure every older resident has a chance to have the same meaningful daily interactions that so many take for granted. Social isolation is a huge issue for older Australians and there are lots of little things everyone can do to ensure no one ever feels lonely.

Who is eligible to be a Seniors Friendly Small Business?

Any small business within the Frankston municipality who can demonstrate the following:

  • Friendly and helpful staff
  • Physically easy to access and move around
  • Create a welcoming and inclusive environment

The Age Friendly Frankston Ambassadors describe senior-friendly businesses as those who remember customers’ names, are physically easy to access, keep an eye out for people and generally create a welcoming and inclusive environment, particularly for older people.

How can I become a Senior’s Friendly Small Business?

A customer can nominate you, or you can self-nominate, using the form below.

What else is involved?

Aside from upholding the attributes of a Seniors Friendly Small Business you will receive a sticker to display in you premises so it is easy to identify. Seniors Friendly Small Business will then be showcased in Council’s Positive Ageing Newsletter, which reaches over 2,000 households within Frankston City.

For more information contact:

Liz Orlov
Team Leader Positive Ageing
Frankston City Council
E:. liz.orlov@frankston.vic.gov.au / Ph. 0418 319 113

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