Ensuring Positive Ageing in Frankston City
Council is reviewing current processes, to ensure our services, programs and core business continue to best meet the needs of our changing community. This includes the introduction of targetted planning to enable positive ageing in Frankston City for residents aged 60 years and older.
Older adults represent the fastest growing cohort within the municipality, currently representing 20% of our total population. Population forecast predict that by 2026 this will have grown to 24% of our total population.
Planning well for our older adults involves making sure that Frankston City is an age-friendly city. According to the World Health Organisation’s Age Friendly Cities Framework, there are eight key areas that influence overall age-friendliness of a city, to enable positive ageing. These include having:
- Suitable housing
- A good mix of user-friendly transport options
- Accessible and inviting outdoor spaces and buildings
- Availability of community support and health services
- Opportunities for civic participation and employment
- Opportunities to be involved in the community
- A culture of respect and inclusion
- Appropriate communication and information sharing
Positive Ageing Action Plan (2021–2025)
Council has commenced drafting its first ever Positive Ageing Action Plan (2021-2025), with a focus on creating a welcoming and accessible city for older residents.
The plan will determine how Council will deliver its services, programs and infrastructure to ensure we promote and facilitate connection, supportiveness and engagement for people aged 60 years and older living in the municipality.
Have your say
There are a number of ways you can get involved to help shape the Positive Ageing Action Plan (2021-2025). The COVID-19 pandemic means that we are doing things a little differently. We need to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, so for now we have designed all of our engagement activities to be online, with some telephone and written engagement opportunities also available.
You can provide your feedback until 5pm, Friday 18 September.
Complete the online survey
You can phone direct or request someone call you.
See details below.
Request to have a hard copy sent to you with a reply paid envelope.
See details below.
If you have any questions regarding the Positive Ageing Action Plan or wish to request a phone interview or a hard copy of the survey, then please contact us by:
Phone: (03) 9768 1324 for the Team Leader Positive Ageing or (03) 9784 1738 for the Coordinator Assessment & Positive Ageing