Ageing in place is about staying independent in the familiar places where we live. It involves connections to local neighbourhoods and communities. Most people prefer to age in place. Ageing in place becomes possible through:
- age-friendly environments for mobility and safety
- local social activities
- opportunities for volunteering and exercise.
For some, ageing in place becomes possible through help with daily activities.
Older people living in aged care facilities also have the right to age well with:
- essential services
- community and family support
- opportunities for social participation and lifelong learning.