“Positive ageing is an approach which recognises how negative mental states (beliefs, thoughts, ideas, attitudes) can have a detrimental impact on physical and emotional wellbeing as we age. It proposes three principal strategies to prevent negative outcomes:-

  • Developing a more balanced understanding of the reality of ageing.
  • Applying techniques drawn from humanistic psychology to gain a degree of control over negative mental states.
  • Building emotional wellbeing and resilience in order to be better able to negotiate the significant challenges in later life.”

Issues discussed by the group include, but are not limited to:

  • Housing concerns and opportunities for seniors.
  • Dementia friendly awareness, planning and training.
  • Mental Health and Social Isolation.
  • Elder Financial Abuse.
  • LGBTIQ friendly practice in aged care.
  • Clarity around current access methods to residential and health support.
  • Transport and Accessibility.
  • Planning for end-of-life care.

If you would like to become a member of PAAG, please contact Kez.