Two older men walking dogs on the beach.

Welcome to New Zealand Positive Ageing – Today and Tomorrow

Office for Senior Citizens.

The Positive Ageing Strategy provides guidance to central and local government so they know the core issues that make a difference for older people.  It will also help organisations and the wider public understand what an ageing population might mean in New Zealand.  A report on the strategy is due to be released April 2015. 




Minister's Positive Ageing priorities

The basis for the Minister's positive ageing priorities are that older people are valued by society, and acknowledged for their contribution and participation. Priorities include:

  • protecting the rights and interests of older people by raising awareness of elder abuse, neglect and social isolation
  • supporting and promoting the economic activity of older people.

The New Zealand Positive Ageing Strategy

The vision of the Positive Ageing Strategy is for a society where people can age positively, where older people are highly valued and recognised as an integral part of families and communities.

Ten Positive Ageing Goals

The Positive Ageing Strategy contains ten goals to inspire and shape actions to achieve the Strategy.

Older people in New Zealand

Information about New Zealand’s ageing population and trends in some key areas of interest for public policy. This information is currently being updated for the report on the Positive Ageing Strategy, which will be released in April 2015.

What are we doing?

What central and local government agencies are doing to promote positive ageing. This information is currently being updated for the report on the Positive Ageing Strategy, which will be released in April 2015.

How are we doing?

For each goal of the Positive Ageing Strategy, we provide an overall assessment and suggest what could be done to improve outcomes for older New Zealanders. This information is currently being updated for the report on the Positive Ageing Strategy which will be released in April 2015.


New Zealand Positive Ageing Strategy – co-ordinated by the Office for Senior Citizens.