Encouraging positive ageing

Our goal is to create a liveable and harmonious city where people want to grow older in.

After establishing the Manningham Positive Ageing Alliance Group (MPAAG), we developed a plan to identify what would make our city age friendly. We found creating a city where older people could thrive is one where they’re:

  • respected and valued
  • able to live a meaningful life
  • able to connect and participate
  • able to live and feel safe in the community.

Making Manningham a welcoming place for older residents

By raising awareness about ageism and challenging stereotypes, we’re creating a city that supports and connects residents with one another.

You can read our action plan to find out more about how we’re making Manningham an age friendly city.

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How to identify and overcome ageism

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines ageism as stereotyping and discriminating against individuals or groups, on the basis of their age. Ageism can take many forms, including:

  • prejudicial attitudes
  • discriminatory practices
  • institutional policies and practices perpetuating stereotypes.

At some point, most of us have formed subconscious and negative judgements based on a person’s age. Unfortunately, these attitudes have become socially acceptable and common. To learn how to identify and overcome ageism, you can take this quiz.

We also recommend the following links to resources, videos and podcasts to learn more about ageism and its effects.