Review: Today Minister for Seniors Hon. Tracey Martin announced consultation on the Positive Ageing Strategy document. The consultation runs until the 24 August. The consultation document can be found at: superseniors.msd.govt.nz/ageingpopulation.
The consultation document states: “Research indicates that many older people feel lonely, socially isolated and/or invisible. This can have a negative impact on their mental and physical wellbeing. Social isolation also increases the risk of elder abuse. Participation in the community and social connectedness can improve mental and physical wellbeing, and reduce the risk of poor outcomes such as depression and anxiety.”
Feature photo: Minister for Seniors Hon. Tracey Martin.