Positive Ageing Strategy

Lianne Dalziel Senior Citizens

Positive Ageing in New Zealand: He Oranga Kauma tua i Aotearoa provides a 'snapshot' of positive ageing and the situation of older people in New Zealand in 2001.

It follows the launch of the New Zealand Positive Ageing Strategy in April this year, which confirmed Government's commitment to positive ageing and to recognising the value of older people in society.

The report brings together information from a range of sources, including official statistics and recent research, and identifies issues requiring government action as well as those already being undertaken. The content of the report has been developed around the goals and key actions identified in the Positive Ageing Strategy. Its sub-title, Diversity, Participation and Change: Te Kanorau, Te Whaiwa hitanga me TeWhanaketanga, reflects the following themes that are recognised throughout the report:

  • the diversity of older people
  • the continued participation of older people in all aspects of society
  • the opportunities provided by the changing population in New Zealand.

The first report provides a baseline for comparing New Zealand's progress in achieving the 10 priority goals identified in the Positive Ageing Strategy.