Creating inclusive and accessible outdoor environments that encourage and provide opportunities for older adults to engage in physical activity and social interaction is important for healthy ageing.
The National Ageing Research Institute in partnership with several local governments, government bodies and stakeholders have been working together to create age-friendly outdoor spaces for older people to engage in physical and social activities for healthier and liveable cities and communities in Victoria.
The design of outdoor public spaces, including parks, leisure spaces and outdoor exercise equipment should be inclusive of all ages and abilities. We have provided some practical recommendations and suggestions for the design of age friendly outdoor spaces.
For further details please contact the project leader Professor Pazit Levinger.
NARI regularly offers professional development workshops for allied health professionals and exercise instructors about how to use the innovative Seniors Exercise Park and design exercise programs using the equipment. The workshops include an online component and a practical face-to-face component.
Upcoming training workshops are advertised here, or you can contact us to request further information when available.
Join us for a free professional development workshop for allied health professionals and exercise instructors about how to use the innovative Seniors Exercise Park in Seymour and Kilmore.