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.
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.
- 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 organizations 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.
PACE is currently looking for new volunteers to help shape the peninsula into an age-friendly community.
If you are over 50 years of age, live full-time or part-time on the peninsula and have a passion for positive ageing we would love to hear from you.
Complete the Expression of Interest(PDF, 184KB) form and return it to us as shown on the form.
Throughout the year PACE run community forums that provide information relevant to ageing positively. These include topics such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, Elder Abuse, Wills and Powers of Attorney, etc.
Details of coming forums will be advertised here and in the Shire's Events Calendar.
Raising awareness of elder abuse - protecting your rights(PDF, 916KB)
We all want to be treated well and with respect, no matter where we are in life. This may sometimes get forgotten with the day-to-day pressures faced by both individuals and families.
In this forum, you will learn how to protect your rights and prevent elder abuse as you age. No bookings required.
Wednesday 11 October 2017,
2pm - 4pm
Hastings Community Hub
PACE on AIR
PACE on AIR is a collaboration between the Shire, PACE and local radio station RPP. This initiative is part of the Shire’s Positive Ageing Strategy: A Community For All Ages.
PACE on AIR talks about issues that are important to older people. It aims to ensure local services, events, information and infrastructure are friendly for people of all ages, especially older people who live, work and play on the Mornington Peninsula.
PACE on AIR broadcasts on local RPPs Thursday program with Dennis Gist (98.7 FM, 12.00noon). The segment airs every three weeks throughout the year.
Please Note: Programs are subject to change without notice
Contact the Peninsula Advisory Committee for Elders
PACE c/o Aged & Disability Service
Mornington Peninsula Shire
Private Bag 1000
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org