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Government's Positive Ageing Priorities

Office for Senior Citizens.

The Minister for Senior Citizens has identified three priority areas within which to champion positive ageing:

  • Employment of Mature Workers - encouraging flexible work options and opportunities for older workers to remain in work
  • Changing Attitudes about Ageing - promoting inter-generational programmes and reinforcing the important contribution older people make to their communities
  • Protecting the Rights and Interests of Older People - by raising awareness of elder abuse and neglect prevention.

Each key priority area is linked to one or more of the goals of the New Zealand Positive Ageing Strategy (2001).


New Zealand Positive Ageing Strategy – co-ordinated by the
Office for Senior Citizens – hosted by the Ministry of Social Development