Factors to consider when designing outdoor space for older people to engage in physical and social activities

The National Aging Research Institute (NARI) leads research in the areas of ageing including falls and balance, pain, dementia, physical activity, healthy ageing, public and preventive health, and health systems evaluation. NARI also conducts a broad range of other clinical and psychosocial research including research into cognitive decline and music therapy, and older women’s health. Designing active public/urban spaces to be inclusive of all ages is important to enable older people to actively engage in safe outdoor community and physical activities. This webinar will overview current exercise equipment available in public spaces and its usability and suitability for older people, and will provide an example of current evidence based research of the use of a unique purpose-build outdoor exercise park.



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Professor Briony Dow, Director, National Aging Research Institute (NARI) and Associate Professor Pazit Levinger, Senior Researcher, National Aging Research Institute


Dow, Briony (Author); Levinger, Pazit (Author)


Parks & Leisure Australia – (VICTAS)