Active ageing in the outdoors for older people: working together for a healthier world

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.

Barry Road Community Activity Centre

36 Barry Road, Thomastown VIC 3074

Upcoming Activities at this park

Seniors Exercise Park weekly group program

Support from Senior Champions

When: Sessions are temporarily being held at Mill Park every Tuesday, 10:00-11:00am

Where: 40 Morang Drive, Mill Park 3082 

Further information about activities at this park

Ageing Well Department, City of Whittlesea, 9407 5490 or [email protected]

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