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 organisations 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.

Community Forums

PACE support and advocate for community forums to be held on topics of relevance to the older community. These forums cover issues such as dementia awareness, elder abuse awareness, end of life planning, wills and powers of attorney. PACE members are interested to hear about issues that community members would like to learn more about. 

Upcoming events

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Elder abuse, Everyone’s Business

The Peninsula Advisory Committee for Elders in collaboration with the Shire's Positive Ageing Team will be involved in activities in mid-June to raise community awareness of the prevalence of abuse of older people.

This year PACE will be hosting information stalls in Hastings and Mornington. 

(PACE) will be providing free resources and information on support services. 
If you are experiencing elder abuse, or concerned about an older person, you can get help by calling Seniors Rights Victoria on 1300 368 821 Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm, or by visiting seniorsrights.org.au or Help tackling elder abuse, starts here. – Compass
 
For more information about WEAAD, visit elderabuseawarenessday.org.au

Contact

PACE c/o Positive Ageing Officer
Community Partnerships
Mornington Peninsula Shire

Mail: Private Bag 1000, Rosebud VIC 3939

Address: 21 Marine Parade, Hastings VIC 3915

Email: positiveageing@mornpen.vic.gov.au or you can email directly to the PACE committee on pace.issues@gmail.com

Phone: 1300 850 600