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VIC/TAS Sector on Show: Seniors Exercise Parks – Healthy Solutions for Ageing Communities
July 19, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm ACST$49.00 – $99.00
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
Healthy Ageing Project Officer, Knox City Council
Topic: Project background/rationale, location selection, community engagement, resources required, and key learnings
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
Senior Business Development Manager Vic & Tas, Lark Industries
Topic: Site design, equipment features, and warranty/maintenance considerations
- 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.
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