COTA Tasmania conducted an ‘Attitudes to Ageing Survey’ in the latter half of 2020. The survey was designed to increase our understanding of what Tasmanians of different ages think about ageing, and included an online survey as well as a postcard style questionnaire.
Most respondents had mixed views overall about getting older—many people could see both positive and negative aspects of ageing.
“It’s not something I’m fighting – it’s a natural
part of life, but I do struggle with some aspects
of it like feeling and seeing my body begin to
“I am excited! Getting older just means living,
and I want to keep living experiences, learning
A total of 224 people responded—180 online and 44 postcards.
You can read the full report here.