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.

Donald Mclean Reserve

The Avenue, Spotswood VIC 3015

Upcoming Activities at this park

Induction (Come and Try) Sessions

The induction sessions are aimed at teaching older people how to use the Seniors Exercise Park equipment safely. A physiotherapist or accredited exercise physiologist will be onsite to support community members in the safe use of the exercise equipment.

When: Friday 22nd September, Tuesday 26th September, Friday 6th October,  Tuesday 10th October, anytime between 9:30-11:00am.

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