Council adopts Positive Ageing Strategy 2020

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At its Council Meeting on Tuesday 11 August 2020, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council adopted the Positive Ageing Strategy 2020-2025 which aims to support all of us to live and age well on the Peninsula.

The Strategy, developed after extensive community consultation in 2019 and 2020, is based on the vision of what an age-friendly Mornington Peninsula can look like in five years.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Sam Hearn said “it gives me great pleasure to present the Positive Ageing Strategy 2020-2025.

“The Shire is committed to creating a community that enables all residents to participate, belong and contribute. This Strategy ensures people on the Mornington Peninsula are supported to age well and to promote optimal health and wellbeing”.

“An age-friendly community promotes a human rights-based approach where people of all ages and abilities are included and respected. As an age-friendly community, Council values the social and economic contribution older people make, and we are committed to enhancing wellbeing for all people as they age”.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Councillor Antonella Celi, Chair of the Shire’s Positive Ageing Steering Committee said “I am very proud of all the work that has gone into the adopted Strategy”.

“The Positive Ageing Strategy 2020-2025 builds on the Shire’s previous 19 years of strategic planning focused on our older community and uses a ‘whole of council, whole of community’ approach. It reflects the voices of over 500 people who have helped guide its direction and development over many years”.

“The PASC Committee looks forward to taking on the work required to support the Positive Ageing Strategy 2020-2025 and will make it their aim to ensure that older people in our community are respected, remain connected and continue to experience life on the Mornington Peninsula in a meaningful way”.

To view the Positive Ageing Strategy 2020-2025 visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/strategiesandplans

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