Office for Ageing Well
Office for Ageing Well in the Department for Health and Wellbeing, aims to support older South Australians to age well through partnerships with government, non-government and community organisations.
Our priorities include recognising the diversity of older South Australians, respecting their values, and listening to their views on what it means to age well and what gets in the way. Combatting ageism by challenging negative stereotypes, and the ways ageing is framed in the language and services provided to older people. Supporting older people to feel valued, connect meaningfully and to contribute to the community in which they live.
Office for Ageing Well supports and administers two Acts:
Historically the Office for Ageing Well was known as Office for the Ageing. Its name changed on 1 February 2019 to fulfil the government’s commitment to supporting South Australians to age well and better reflect the focus of its work.
Office for Ageing Well advises and assists the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, and contributes to policy, planning and service development. We support South Australians to age well and remain active and engaged through the programs and initiatives highlighted below: