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Positive Ageing Strategy

Hobart City Council recognises the opportunities and challenges of an ageing population and has reviewed its Positive Ageing Strategy to support and encourage the continuing participation of older people in the Hobart community.

Positive ageing embraces the notion that individuals have opportunities and choices enabling them to maximise independence and control over their lives. The positive ageing approach focuses on an individual's quality of life and encourages continuing participation in all aspects of community life.

Hobart City Council's first Positive Ageing Strategy was released in 2002 and was valid for a five year period. During this period the Council developed and provided an extensive range of programs and activities for older people in the Hobart municipal area and attended to issues such as physical access to the built environment and safety and security within the municipal area.

The major focus of the Council in the area of positive ageing has been the 50 & Better Centre, which provides a resource for older people promoting friendship, social connectedness and interaction. Achievements and activities associated with the Council's first Positive Ageing Strategy are outlined in Council's annual reports.

In developing the Positive Ageing Strategy 2009 - 2013, the Council consulted extensively with older people, service providers, patrons of the 50 & Better Centre, state government representatives and other key people who provide services and activities for older people in the Hobart municipal area.

Positive Ageing Strategy

Positive Ageing Strategy

Customer Service Centre

16 Elizabeth St, Hobart
Office Hours: Mon–Fri 8.15am–5.15pm
Telephone (03) 6238 2711
Email hcc@hobartcity.com.au

Postal address

Town Hall, Macquarie St
GPO Box 503
Hobart Tasmania 7001