Positive Ageing is all about maintaining a positive attitude, feeling good about yourself, keeping fit and healthy, and engaging fully in life. Ageing is often associated with many rewarding experiences, however it is also a time when significant changes occur.
Keeping a positive attitude toward ageing is important as it allows you to continue to feel good and have a sense of control as you face another part of the life cycle. Social interaction and relationships with others are associated with positive ageing. Maintaining social networks through clubs, engaging in voluntary work and keeping in touch with family and friends, prevents isolation and promotes good mental and physical health.
Those who age positively, live longer and healthier lives and enjoy a better quality of life.
Read on for some positive ageing tips and handy links.
The Connect Greater Bendigo website, www.connectgreaterbendigo.com.au, provides a comprehensive directory of local community groups, sporting clubs and volunteering opportunities and find events happening in Greater Bendigo. You can also filter results to get specific information for older adults.
There are also several Senior Citizen Clubs that meet regularly across Greater Bendigo to play bowls, bingo and cards for example. To find out more or to get involved in your local Senior Citizen Club contact customer support on 1300 002 642 or email [email protected]
Staying active through regular physical activities is very important for older adults because it helps improve bone strength, increases energy levels, regulates blood pressure, improves sleep and helps prevents diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Regular exercise improves physical health and mental health and enhances older adults’ connection to community.
The Get Moving booklet has been designed for you to keep as a handy guide that you can refer to as needed. We hope it encourages you to explore options to become more active!
Get Moving is a quarterly email newsletter with information specifically for the Senior community and includes activities you can be involved in.
Join our mailing list so you can get out and get moving too by emailing: [email protected]
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Our Positive Ageing Advisory Committee (PAAC) is made up of community members who represent older adults in the community. The PAAC advocate for and provide advice to Council on matters related to positive ageing and support the development, implementation and evaluation of initiatives to promote positive ageing within Greater Bendigo. Community representatives have been appointed by Council following an expression of interest and interview process.
Goldfields Libraries has partnered with the Australian Government to provide small interactive workshops for people over 50. The aim of the program is to increase the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians to empower everyone to use the internet and everyday technology.
View more on the Goldfields library website.