Peninsula Advisory Committee for Elders (PACE)

The Peninsula Advisory Committee for Elders (PACE) was established in 2006 as a recommendation of the Elder Citizens in the Community Strategy to advise Council on how best to meet the current and future needs of elder citizens on the Mornington Peninsula.  

Vision

PACE, through collaboration and consultation with Council and the community, will assist in shaping and creating inclusive communities for older people on the Mornington Peninsula.  In addition, an important responsibility will be to identify and acknowledge those communities which already exist in the shire.

Aims

  • To review and recommend an on-going implementation process of the Shire’s Positive Ageing Strategy.
  • To advocate for and promote positive ageing across the Mornington Peninsula.
  • To act as a consultative committee representing older people throughout the Mornington Peninsula Shire.
  • To increase Council and community awareness of the particular needs and aspirations of older members of the community.
  • To provide an opportunity for older people to contribute to Council policy, planning, service and facility development.
  • To promote maximum equity of access, participation and inclusion of older people in community life.
  • To increase communication and facilitate linkages between individuals, community and business groups and government in relation to issues faced by older people.
  • To establish collaborative networks with other groups and organizations with shared objectives.
  • To liaise with Committees and Departments of Council during their consideration of matters of particular relevance to elder citizens as a group.
  • To bring to the attention of Council, initiatives adopted elsewhere in the State, Commonwealth and overseas, which are of relevance to elder citizens and which are considered by this Committee to be worthy of consideration by Council. 
  • To assist Council and its staff to identify and respond to the current and future issues related to the unique demographics of the Mornington Peninsula and help to identify and respond to the opportunities to address them.

Recruitment

PACE is currently looking for new volunteers to help shape the peninsula into an age-friendly community.

If you are over 50 years of age, live full-time or part-time on the peninsula and have a passion for positive ageing we would love to hear from you.

Complete the Expression of Interest(PDF, 184KB) form and return it to us as shown on the form.

Community Forums

Throughout the year PACE run community forums that provide information relevant to ageing positively.  These include topics such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, Elder Abuse, Wills and Powers of Attorney, etc. 

Details of coming forums will be advertised here and in the Shire's Events Calendar.

PACE on AIR

PACE on AIR is a collaboration between the Shire, PACE and local radio station RPP.  This initiative is part of the Shire’s Positive Ageing Strategy: A Community For All Ages.

PACE on AIR talks about issues that are important to older people.  It aims to ensure local services, events, information and infrastructure are friendly for people of all ages, especially older people who live, work and play on the Mornington Peninsula.

PACE on AIR broadcasts on local RPPs Thursday program with Dennis Gist (98.7 FM, 12.00noon).  The segment airs every three weeks throughout the year.

Please Note: Programs are subject to change without notice

PACE on AIR, 12.00noon, Thursdays

10 March 2016

PACE and PACE on AIR use of WHO pillars

31 March 2016

Elder Abuse

21 April 2016

Social Connectedness, Dragon’s Abreast (Getting over breast cancer)

12 May 2016

Transport Options (Dial A Bus, Peninsula Transport Assist, Uber, etc)

2 June 2016

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – local information, awareness and events

23 June 2016

Benefits of Pet Ownership

14 July 2016

 Housing Issues for Older People

 4 August 2016

Local Hospice Services

 25 August 2016

Volunteering Opportunities

 15 September 2016

Ageing Well Expo / Seniors Festival 

 6 October 2016

Age-Friendly Awards

 27 October 2016

Housing for Older People

 17 November 2016

Managing Medication

2015 Program Audio Files

20 August 2015

 Staying Active

10 September 2015

 Community Gardens / Farm Gates

1 October 2015

 2015 Seniors Festival / Ageing Well Expo

22 October 2015

 All Abilities Consultative Committee

12 November 2015

 Mornington Peninsula Shire's Meals on Wheels program

3 December 2015

 Intergenerational Theme

 

Contact the Peninsula Advisory Committee for Elders

By Mail:    
PACE c/o Aged & Disability Service
Mornington Peninsula Shire
Private Bag 1000
Rosebud 3939

By email: pace.issues@gmail.com