Seniors Exercise Park

Please note that Wyndham City will be postponing the remaining sessions of the Active Aging program due to the ongoing spread and impact of COVID-19.

While it is a difficult decision to make, the health and safety of our community and staff must take precedence.

We thank you for your understanding and will contact participants when new dates have been confirmed.

For the most current information, resources and advice about COVID-19 please visit The Department of Health and Human Services website, https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

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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.

    Summer Program Activities

    Seniors BFF Class - Balance Flex & Fun - Monday 10 February (6 weeks)
    Where: Central Park Community Centre 
    Start time: 11.30am to 12.15pm  
    Applications close: 7 February

    Seniors Exercise Park – Programmed - Tuesday 18th February for 6 weeks
    Where: Central Park Community Centre 
    Start time: 11.30am to 12.15pm  
    Applications close: 17 February

    Seniors Yoga - Wednesday 1th February for 6 weeks
    Where: Central Park Community Centre 
    Start time: 12.30pm to 1.15pm   
    Applications close: 18 February

    AQUA Aerobics – Coming Soon

    How to apply

    To view our Summer term 1 timetable

    To book an Exercise Activity

    Returning Your Form

    Please complete Application Form and return to Activity Provider listed. 

    By email to: enquiries@grangecommunity.org.au or in person at: Central Park Community Centre, 80 Lonsdale Circuit, HOPPERS CROSSING VIC 3029

    Booking & Payment Information

    To sign up for the Active Ageing Program, there is a one-off joining fee of $20.00. This joining fee enables you to book (one) of our 6 week activities throughout Wyndham. The fee is payable to your activity provider prior to commencing any activities.

    In Person

    Central Park Community Centre, 80 Lonsdale Circuit, HOPPERS CROSSING VIC 3029

    Payment methods accepted: cash, credit card, EFTPOS

    Please bring your Participant Application Form & Pre-Evaluation with you when making payment. We will process your application and contact you direct.

    By Phone:

    Please call the Activity Provider phone: 8742 000. We can take your booking over the phone.

    We must receive your completed Participant Application Form before payment can be taken.

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    Timetable of activities for 2020

    • Term 1: January – February 2020
    • Term 2: March– May 2020
    • Term 3: June – August 2020
    • Term 4: September – December 2020

    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  

    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.

    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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