Val Fell OAM

Council Member, Aged Care Council of Elders


Val describes herself as a “retired mathematics teacher/statistician who worked in many fields including economics, media and advertising”.

Val has made a significant contribution as a dementia advocate since 2012. Her work has improved access to information and resources needed by people living with dementia and their carers in Wollongong.

Val was awarded the City of Wollongong Senior Citizen of the Year award in 2020 for her volunteering work, including with Dementia Australia and Council on the Ageing. She was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to people with dementia in 2022.

Val is the 8th child in a family with 11 children. Over the years she has watched family members and her husband enter aged care homes.

Val works tirelessly as an advocate with the Council on the Ageing and the Older Persons Advocacy Network to improve aged care services for all older people.