VIC/TAS Sector on Show: Seniors Exercise Parks – Healthy Solutions for Ageing Communities

19 Jul 2023
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Seniors Exercise Parks – Healthy Solutions for Ageing Communities

Join us as we explore the benefits of senior exercise intervention and the importance of creating exercise environments that promote active, healthy and social senior communities.

Hear from Professor Pazit Levinger from the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) as she shares her research findings and discusses the ENJOY map for HEALTH project, a joint initiative with NARI and numerous LGAs.

Explore Carrington Seniors Exercise Park and get an inside view of the project’s background and delivery as we hear from Anna Lawton, Healthy Ageing Project Officer at Knox City Council, and Sharon Winbanks from seniors exercise equipment experts Lark Industries.

You will also hear from Annette Biviano, Falls Prevention Physiotherapist at EACH about how they are using seniors’ exercise parks as part of their client’s rehabilitation programs.


8:45am – Arrival @ Carrington Park Leisure Centre
9:00am – Presentations (PLA, NARI, Knox City Council, EACH, Lark Industries)
11:00am – Morning tea
11:30am – Short walk to the Carrington Seniors Exercise Park
11:45am – Onsite exercise experience and Q&A
12:30pm – Session close


Meet the speakers

Pazit Levenger PhD AEP

Principal Researcher, National Ageing Research Institute

Topic: Research history, latest research findings, benefits, and suggested implementation strategies


Anna Lawton

Healthy Ageing Project Officer, Knox City Council

Topic: Project background/rationale, location selection, community engagement, resources required, and key learnings

Annette Biviano

Falls Prevention Physiotherapist, Active Health Team – EACH

Topic: How and why they use the senior’s exercise spaces as an external service provider, benefits to the wider community, and insights into program delivery

Sharon Winbanks

Senior Business Development Manager Vic & Tas, Lark Industries

Topic: Site design, equipment features, and warranty/maintenance considerations

 Key Learnings

  • Receive insight into how independent consultancy, research, findings and community feedback add value and importance to the implementation process.
  • Obtain independent professional advice from experts in the field.
  • Understand key design considerations when implementing senior exercises.
  • Understand council considerations for successful implementation – e.g. resources, location, investment and ongoing programs to maintain engagement.
  • Learn about findings and hear feedback on successes and challenges following implementation.

Invite staff from across your organisation, including landscape architects, open space planners, inclusion officers, and recreation and outdoor staff.

Proudly brought to you in partnership with:

Carrington Park Leisure Centre

20 Oconnor Rd
Knoxfield, VIC 3180 Australia

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July 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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