City of Rockingham Active Ageing Strategy

Active Ageing Research and Strategy Development

A series of community-based research projects across five different local governments in the Peel region and, at a later date, the City of Rockingham and Shire of Augusta Margaret River. Involved a series of surveys, focus groups, stakeholder engagement processes and strategic plan development in line with the World Health Organisation Age-Friendly Cities certification.

Each research area involved a combination of quantitative and qualitative research. It involved addressing sensitive issues such as dementia and disability, carers and care facilities and death.

The results of the Positive Ageing in the Peel Study were published and have been instrumental in regional planning for age care facilities. The individual Local Government Reports are now in implementation.

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