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Draft Positive Ageing Strategy

Draft Positive Ageing Strategy

Draft Positive Ageing Strategy
This public exhibition has now concluded.

Central Coast Council’s Draft Positive Ageing Strategy outlines how Council will deliver services that support our older residents to age healthily, feel connected and enjoy an age-friendly community.

This strategy builds on the first Central Coast Positive Ageing Strategy (2014) and renews Council’s commitment to better meet the needs and aspirations of our growing older population. 

The Draft Positive Ageing Strategy has been informed by what our older residents have told us, their aspirations and expectations, as well as research and consultation with relevant service providers. 

Four key themes have emerged providing the focus for where Council can make a positive difference: 

  • Social Connections and Participation
  • Being Better Informed and Tech Savvy
  • Staying Healthy and Active
  • Age-friendly Places and Spaces

To find out more about the Draft Positive Ageing Strategy you are invited to: 

The community were invited to have their say on the Draft Positive Ageing Strategy Action plan between the 14 September and 11 October 2020 via online submission form (now closed) and email. 

Your attention is drawn to the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 which allows for possible access to certain public and personal documentation. View our privacy statement.

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Who's listening
Name
Celia Pennycook - Social Planner
Phone
0438 624 774
Name
Melissa Metcalf - Team Leader, Senior Services
Phone
0419 415 158

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Positive Ageing Strategy?

Positive Ageing is about maximising the quality of life and wellbeing of older people, recognising that ageing is not just about physically getting older but the context in which people get older.

Central Coast Council’s Draft Positive Ageing Strategy outlines how Council will deliver services that support our older residents to age healthily, feel connected and enjoy an age-friendly community. How will the strategy provide practical services that support our older residents? 
The Draft Positive Ageing Strategy is based on what older residents told us would support them to age in a positive way, as well as research and consultation with service providers.
Four themes arose from our consultation, being:

  • Social connections and participation
  • Better informed and tech savvy
  • Staying healthy and active
  • Age-friendly places and spaces

The Draft Positive Ageing Strategy includes an action plan that details what Council will do to address each of these themes in a practical way.

How has the community contributed to this strategy?

The Draft Positive Ageing Strategy is based on what older residents told us about what would support them to age in a positive way. It is a direct response to what older people living on the Central Coast have highlighted as important to them. 
We looked at what older people said during the development of the first Central Coast Positive Ageing Strategy in 2014, when over 2,500 people told us what Positive Ageing meant to them and what factors were important to live a happy and healthy life.
We looked at what older people said during the development of the Central Coast Community Strategic Plan when 6,500 people told us what they valued, their aspirations, local challenges and ideas for making living on the Coast better. 
In 2019, we asked older residents and service providers to tell us more through surveys and face to face meetings. This included: 

  • 352 responses to an online and hard copy survey for people aged 50+
  • 38 service providers responded to online survey
  • 54 individuals were involved in face to face focus groups and interviews (pre-COVID)
  • ‘As I Age…’ board – people made comments on blackboards put in public places

The engagement summary is available to view here. 

The strategy is now on public exhibition to allow for further community feedback and input.

When will the Positive Ageing Strategy commence? 

Following public exhibition between 14 September and 11 October 2020, the Positive Ageing Strategy will be reported to Council along with community feedback. If adopted by Council, it will commence in 2021.

How can I have my say on the draft Positive Ageing Strategy?

You are invited to: 

Submissions and feedback will be accepted until 11 October 2020. 
 

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