Positive Ageing Strategy
Positive Ageing Strategy 2020-2025
The Positive Ageing Strategy 2020-2025 supports the Peninsula community to age well. It promotes optimal health and wellbeing.
An age-friendly community is inclusive and respectful of people of all ages and abilities. The Shire values the social and economic contribution older people make. It comits to enhancing wellbeing for all people as they age.
Extensive community input in 2019 to 2020 helped develop the Positive Ageing Strategy. The Strategy is based on the vision of what an age-friendly Mornington Peninsula can look like in five years.
The Positive Ageing Strategy 2020-2025 is the third Positive Ageing Strategy developed by the Shire. It is based on the World Health Organisation’s Age-Friendly Cities Framework. The Framework highlights eight domains that contribute to creating an age-friendly community:
Communication and information
Respect and social inclusion
Civic participation and employment
Community support and health services and
- Outdoor spaces and buildings
This strategy adds a ninth domain 'Quality of Life'. This identifies opportunities to address health challenges such as obesity, dementia, climate change and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.