Positive Ageing Action Plan 2021 - 2025
Older adults represent Frankston City’s fastest growing cohort, currently representing approximately 21% of the municipality’s total population (or 28,012 people), which is consistent with Greater Melbourne’s population of older residents (21%). By 2026, older adults living in Frankston City are expected to represent 24% of the municipalities total population, dramatically exceeding the older adult population growth expected for Greater Melbourne (21%) by that time. Further, by 2026 Frankston City will have amongst the highest rates of older adults in Greater Melbourne.
To ensure we are able to meet the needs of the changing demographic, Frankston City Council has developed its first ever Positive Ageing Action Plan.
The Plan represents Council’s priorities and approach to guiding how we will deliver programs, services and infrastructure to ensure that older people living in this vibrant municipality remain connected, supported and engaged – and continue to thrive in older age.
The Positive Ageing Action Plan 2021-2025 was developed after extensive community consultation with a range of seniors clubs and groups, Council’s Age Friendly Frankston Ambassadors, Frankston U3A and over 400 community members. The Plan is based on the World Health Organisation’s Global Age-Friendly cities along with Council’s own Community Building Outcomes Framework as the basis to planning for positive ageing in the municipality.
The Plan is a holistic roadmap for enabling positive ageing in the municipality, and integrated planning across Council, demonstrating a whole-of-Council commitment to positive ageing in Frankston City.
Download the Positive Ageing Action Plan 2021 - 2025 here(PDF, 1MB)