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Welcome to PAT (Positive Ageing Tool)
The tool you need to stay healthier and independent for longer. Take our quick two-minute Health Check to help you detect and prevent early signs of frailty.Start now
Is this for you?
Whether you’re 65 and going for runs, or 75 and active in the community, we all have evolving health developments that require action for us to live the lives we want.
PAT's Health Check is designed to be taken every six months to help you to monitor your ageing journey and equips you with important resources for staying active and healthy for longer.
The Health Check takes no more than two minutes with five simple questions that either you or your loved one can do on your behalf.
Learn more about this tool
Evidence based research
The Positive Ageing Tool, commonly known as PAT, draws from Government funded research undertaken by Benetas in conjunction with Monash University. The research provides a simple assessment to help older Australians to detect, and where possible reverse, early signs of frailty. PAT is about providing people over the age of 60 with the tools that they need to build strength and capacity regardless of age.
- Complete the Health Check. It's quick, it's simple, and it equips you with the information you need to take proactive health action.
- Download your results. Download the series of tailored recommendations and a letter that you can take to your GP to review your health plan.
- Retake the check every six months. While our age changes, our physical resilience doesn't have to.
Lastly, if you are not registered with My Aged Care, progress your application to ensure you receive the health and care support you need, when you need it most.
Hi, I’m Pat.
I’m a 72-year-old mother of two, a grandmother of two and over the last ten years, I have run the café down the road. I often look after the grandchildren, go to book clubs, keep active in the council, and link up with my bushwalking group which is full of old geezers like myself.
I’m here to share some tips to help you stay robust and bounce back from all the uncertainty about getting older. Let’s keep up the lives you love! Welcome to my tool and I hope it helps!
Find expert resources designed for people over 60 years of age. Whether it's exercises for muscle strength, nutritional recipes or key services for you and your family to link into, make sure you have the information you need to live the life you want.
Take PAT's Health Check for a suite of resources and expert advice tailored to your needs.