Ageing well in a changing world report - by the Commissioner for Senior Victorians.
Video on attribute 7: Able to manage health issues
Video transcript- Attribute 7 Able to manage health issues
Hello – I’m Gerard Mansour, and the report Ageing well in a changing world has been launched in November 2020.
This report has been created with the views and opinions of five thousand senior Victorians, and eight key attributes of ageing well have been identified.
The seventh of these attributes is being able to manage health issues including mental health.
Older people recognise the importance of taking personal responsibility for their own health and wellbeing, and for end-of-life matters, which can be difficult to face for themselves and their families.
Having a positive attitude, good health management, and the ability to independently manage one’s own affairs are vital aspects of ageing well.
Self-management of health includes recognising and responding to changing health conditions. It includes realising the benefits of participating in physical activity and exercise groups at the gym, through dancing, walking, bowls, Tai chi, yoga, dog walking and golf for physical health.
And for mental wellbeing activities such as participating in book clubs, bridge, visiting the library, cooking groups, computer courses, Men’s Sheds, and Universities of the Third Age.
Download the report and the recommendations formed through feedback from your fellow senior Victorians by visiting Seniors Online www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au/ageing-well