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: 
  • Transport
  • Social participation
  • Communication and information
  • Respect and social inclusion
  • Housing 
  • 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.

This strategy builds on work done over the past 19 years and benefits from input and direction from the Peninsula Advisory Committee for Elders (PACE).