The art of ageing well on the Peninsula

Published on 16 October 2018

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What kind of community do you want to live and age in?

Mornington Peninsula Shire invites older people, service provider representatives, clubs and groups, and local businesses to our 2018 Positive Ageing Community Summit on Thursday 8 November.

Shire Mayor Councillor Bryan Payne said the summit is a free event and will bring the community together to talk about local experiences of ageing on the Mornington Peninsula.

“Our 2018 Positive Ageing Community Summit is a time to come together, share ideas and local experiences of ageing with others in the community.

“The summit aims to assist Council continue to plan well for older people on the Peninsula and offers an opportunity to check-in on the progress of our Positive Ageing Strategy, The Mornington Peninsula, A Community for All Ages. 

“The summit provides a platform for the community to share any new issues and opportunities that will enable us to work better together. I encourage local older people, service provider representatives, clubs and groups, and local businesses to attend, have your say, and learn more about ageing positively in our community”.

Attendees will hear from Dr Susan Feldman, Adjunct Associate Professor Monash University, Primary Care Research, with research interests including the psychosocial health and well-being of older women and men, including Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities. Dr Feldman will talk about happiness and ageing well. There will also be small group discussions and feedback opportunities, community presentations that show case some great local community initiatives that contribute to ageing well on the peninsula, morning tea and a shared community lunch.

Councillor Antonella Celi, Chair of the Shire’s Positive Ageing Steering Committee, said this will be chance for local service providers to get amongst the community and speak directly with a highly engaged audience.

“Older people make up more than 30% of the population and that figure is growing.

“The Summit brings residents and community organisations together to share feedback, thoughts and ideas on how we can keep improving the Peninsula as a place to age well.

“Last year more than 100 attendees took part in the Summit and I look forward to welcoming new and familiar faces to a bigger and better event this year," concluded Councillor Celi.

EVENT DETAILS

Thursday 8 November, 10am – 2pm
Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Road Mornington
RSVP essential by Monday 5 November to 5950 1617 or email positiveageing@mornpen.vic.gov.au
Please let us know at time of booking if you require transport assistance.