The Tasmania Government released Strong Liveable Communities: Tasmania’s Active Ageing Plan Implementation Strategy 2019-2020.
This Strategy supports the Government’s Strong Liveable Communities: Tasmania’s Active Ageing Plan 2017-2022.
The Active Ageing Plan and Implementation Strategy contain four priority action areas taking into account the needs of people over 50 as identified through consultations. These action areas are: health; lifelong learning; participation; and security.
Compared to other states and territories, Tasmania has experienced the largest increase in median age over the last 21 years, increasing by over seven years, from 35 years old in 1996, to 42.2 years old in 2017. Interstate migration of younger adults from Tasmania to the Australian mainland has contributed to this accelerated ageing.
The Strategy aims to empower older Tasmanians to age well by promoting opportunities, giving them knowledge and skills to make informed choices, and recognising Tasmania’s need for ongoing contribution from people 50 and over.
Find out more about Strong Liveable Communities: Tasmania’s Active Ageing Plan 2017-2022
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