Event Details

VIC/TAS Webinar - Factors to consider when designing outdoor space for older people to engage in physical and social activities - webinar

Date 
16 July 2020
Time
10:00 am - 11:00 am


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


As the national leader in ageing research, the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) produces evidence to improve health and aged care systems, influence government policies and inspire best practice in the health and aged care workforce.


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.

The session will include an opportunity for Q & A.



Professor Briony Dow

Director
National Ageing Research Institute (NARI)



Associate Professor Pazit Levinger

Senior Researcher,
National Ageing Research Institute

Rachel Thorpe (Webinar host)

Community Planner
City of Hume




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