Positive Ageing is about older people being recognised and appreciated as valuable members of families and communities. Regular exercise, finding new things to enjoy and keeping connected to others helps people stay healthy and engaged in the world around them.The government has developed a Positive Ageing Strategy (2001) whose goals underpin the work of central and local government agencies. It takes account of the health, financial security, independence, self-fulfilment, personal safety and living environment of older New Zealanders.
Links to find out more:
Ministry of Social Development information on Positive Ageing - Today and Tomorrow
Agewell - Health Promotion for Older People in New Zealand