Positive Ageing Strategy

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The City of Ballarat values the philosophy of 'Positive Ageing' and strives to create an environment across our city that reflects these values in our culture, services, planning and built environment. The Council Plan and Positive Ageing Strategy have been developed to assist in achieving this utilising the principles from the World Health Organisation’s Global Age Friendly Cities Guide.

In the latter half of 2013, council conducted a paper and phone based survey of council’s Home and Community Care service users. Over 1,500 service users were given the opportunity to express their thoughts on council-led community services and were invited to tell council about things they would like to see in Ballarat that would make the city an even better place to live in. A series of forums and focus groups were conducted with seniors group members.

Further to the 2013 forums, focus groups and surveys, in 2014 council invited people of any age to comment on what positive, healthy active ageing means to them and what is one thing they would love to see happen in Ballarat.

Throughout this process a set of four key themes emerged as being of significant importance to people as they age in Ballarat:

  • Getting around safely
  • Being socially active
  • Being physically and mentally healthy
  • Being useful or helpful


The City of Ballarat values the philosophy of 'Positive Ageing' and strives to create an environment across our city that reflects these values in our culture, services, planning and built environment. The Council Plan and Positive Ageing Strategy have been developed to assist in achieving this utilising the principles from the World Health Organisation’s Global Age Friendly Cities Guide.

In the latter half of 2013, council conducted a paper and phone based survey of council’s Home and Community Care service users. Over 1,500 service users were given the opportunity to express their thoughts on council-led community services and were invited to tell council about things they would like to see in Ballarat that would make the city an even better place to live in. A series of forums and focus groups were conducted with seniors group members.

Further to the 2013 forums, focus groups and surveys, in 2014 council invited people of any age to comment on what positive, healthy active ageing means to them and what is one thing they would love to see happen in Ballarat.

Throughout this process a set of four key themes emerged as being of significant importance to people as they age in Ballarat:

  • Getting around safely
  • Being socially active
  • Being physically and mentally healthy
  • Being useful or helpful


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