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.

Screenshot of My Enjoy Health app

My ENJOY Health is a mobile app that:

  • Teaches users how to use the seniors exercise equipment safely
  • Was developed with older people and stakeholders’ input
  • Has instructions and ‘how-to videos’ for each exercise station
  • Has over 50 video resources with several levels of difficulties
  • Features programs, workouts, exercises and video resources designed by experts in active ageing

How to download and use the MY ENJOY Health app:

The My ENJOY Health app can be downloaded from the App store / Google Play store to your mobile device. 

To download the My ENJOY Health app to your mobile device, scan the relevant QR code below or click on the relevant link:

Apple device                    Android device

Register using either your email address or mobile number.

My ENJOY Health can also be used as a web application (web app) through a browser interface (without the need to download it). You can view the web app here.

You can access instructions for downloading and using the My ENJOY Health app here.

QR Code for Apple (iOS) - App Store

ENJOY App QR code for Apple

QR code for Android - Google Play Store

ENJOY App QR code for Google

*Downloading the app may require mobile data usage which may incur additional charges. Please contact your network service provider for details.