Seniors Exercise Park

The Active Ageing Program – Wyndham City Council was successful in receiving funding from the Federal Government through the Sports Australia Move it AUS – Better Ageing Grants Program. 

The funding stream was established to increase participation in physical activity among Australians aged 65 and over, with an objective of improving overall health and wellbeing. 

In line with this, our objectives are to:

  • Get inactive older Wyndham residents active
  • Enhance their understanding of the benefits of regular physical activity
  • Be different in our approach
  • Customise our programs to meet the needs of our older residents

Our  program will focus on the delivery of physical activity programs and activities for older adults over the next two years, piloting the delivery in a range of non-traditional settings.

View the Spring newsletter for updates about the program. 

If you have any further questions about the Active Ageing in Wyndham Program, please call our Project Officer on: 9742 0777 or email; activeageing@wyndham.vic.gov.au.

Pilot Launch

As part of our pilot launch of the program, Council has engaged Western Leisure Services (WLS) and other fitness professionals to provide customised exercise activities at various locations throughout the municipality.

The pilot series of exercise programs were held in late 2019 at Eagle Stadium, AquaPulse and the Seniors Exercise Park in Hoppers Crossing.

The program will be delivered across four terms in 2020.

We are currently reviewing and evaluating our series of Pilot Programs, we are planning our timetable of activities for 2020. Check back here in early January to view the updates.

• Term 1: January – February 2020

• Term 2: March– May 2020

• Term 3: June – August 2020

• Term 4: September – December 2020

Who can register for this Program?

Participants of the Active Ageing in Wyndham program must be Wyndham residents and aged 65 and over. Participants will also be required to complete a pre and post evaluation questionnaire set by Sport Australia’s Move it AUS Grant Program.

Sport Australia – Pre & Post Evaluation

Our Active Ageing Program is one of many funded programs in the Sport Australia’s Move it AUS grant program. The aim is to get more people more active. This program aims to improve physical activity for those Australians aged 65 years and older.

As part of the program evaluation, Sport Australia and the researchers at the University of Sydney would like to understand how the Move it AUS grant programs are influencing and supporting you to engage in physical activity opportunities.

You will be invited to complete both pre & post evaluation surveys. To find out more information about the evaluation, visit the Sport Australia's website.

The online surveys are part of the evaluation of the Move it AUS grant program. The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete. Your participation is voluntary, and all responses are confidential.

Sport Aus. Online Survey

Resources & Fact Sheets available

Read about the Physical Activity for Health Older Adults – Department of Health

Read about the Physical Activity for Health – 65 years and above - World Health Organisation

If you have any further questions about the Active Ageing in Wyndham Program, please call our Project Officer on: 9742 0777 or email; activeageing@wyndham.vic.gov.au  

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