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New Zealand Positive Ageing Strategy (2001)

Office for Senior Citizens Ministry of Social Development Country Resources Older Persons General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans and service standards New Zealand 2001 Policy document elderly care, Older Persons, strategy

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The aim of the Positive Ageing Strategy is to improve opportunities for older people to participate in the community in the ways that they choose. This will be achieved through identifying barriers to participation and working with all sectors to develop actions to address these, while balancing the needs of older people with the needs of younger and future generations.

The New Zealand Positive Ageing Strategy provides a framework within which all policy with implications for older people can be commonly understood and developed. The framework incorporates broad principles that will guide the development of policies and services from a wide range of government agencies. It also identifies key areas that contribute to positive ageing.

The Positive Ageing Strategy identifies ten priority goals, with recommended actions to achieve these goals. Specific work items will be undertaken by government departments to work towards the goals.


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