Positive Ageing on the Peninsula: Community Conversations

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Positive Ageing is a term that aligns with a worldwide trend to shift the narrative around the increasing ageing population, increasing longevity, and attitudes to ageing and older people. Positive Ageing encourages us to consider the later stages of our lives as ones of continued health, happiness, meaning, social connection, relationships, and resilience.

In November 2023, the Shire hosted its Positive Ageing Community Conversations (previously known as summits) in Hastings, Rye, and Mornington.

The conversations are a gathering of residents who represent the older (over 55 years) age group and are a means to discuss ageing well on the Mornington Peninsula.

Their aim is to: 

  • Share information on current opportunities, services, community groups and programs that support ageing well on the Mornington Peninsula.
  • Understand current needs, priorities, and challenges to ageing well on the Mornington Peninsula.

The Conversations focused on three questions: 

  • What supports ageing well on the Peninsula?
  • What makes it difficult to age well on the Peninsula?
  • What are your big ideas to enable people to age well on the Peninsula?

Download the full report of the findings here.(PDF, 2MB) Or, view the summarised report findings here(PDF, 181KB)

For more information, please contact positiveageing@mornpen.vic.gov.au or phone the Positive Ageing Officer on 03 5950 1695.