Powered by Humanitix
More dates

    Seniors Exercise Park Sessions

    This event has passed Register

    Event description

    Come and try out the Seniors Exercise Park at Hoppers Crossing. 

    What is the Seniors Exercise Park?

    The Seniors Exercise Park has been designed for Seniors to maintain and increase strength, mobility and coordination. It is unlike exercise equipment at parks and reserves because it focuses on key areas from balance, to shoulder and finger flexibility to keeping important areas strong to maintain independence and quality of life. It is outdoors and is free to access. 

    What happens at the session?

    Our trained team of Volunteer Buddies will show you how to use the equipment, how to make exercises easier or harder. It won't be a sweating, challenging session; you take the activities at your pace, most importantly you will learn how to use the equipment and have fun.

    The Volunteer Buddies will guide you through a warm-up, some of the equipment and how to stretch. They are NOT qualified Fitness instructors, Allied Health professionals or First Aiders. They are community minded, friendly people who will share how to use the equipment and the benefits you will get. Taking part in this session should be no higher risk than if you decided to use the equipment on your own or go for a walk. You may not get the chance to try it all, come back again and join in more sessions. These sessions are running regularly so why not pop it in you diary and come every week!

    We have 2 sessions running each week. We will happily run sessions for groups, contact activewyndham@wyndham.vic.gov.au and we will connect with you to organise.
    • Tuesdays 10 to 10.45am
    • Thursdays 10 to 10.45am
    Registration

    All participants need to register, this includes health screening questions - these are standard questions which check to see if there are any risks before starting exercise. If you answer 'yes' to a question please visit your health professional to get advice.

    How to register:

    1. Click Register
    2. Click on the date of the session you would like to register for (each session is registered for individually to keep session numbers safe)
    3. Choose the ticket type:
      1. NEW participant if this is your first time (you only have to do this registration once)
      2. Already registered if you have already completed the full Come and Try Seniors Exercise Park registration form previously
    What to bring:
    • Wear clothes and closed toe shoes that are comfortable to exercise in and dress appropriately for the weather, this may mean bringing warm and waterproof clothing!
    • Be sun safe - wear a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and UV protective clothing.
    • Bring water and ensure that you have had a light meal before the session.
    • Bring a small towel incase there has been recent rain and the equipment needs a quick wipe

    These sessions are free because our Volunteers are offering their time to share their knowledge. Please ensure that everyone enjoys the activities.

    Sign up today, and tell your friends. Places are limited, if you change your mind about attending please cancel your ticket through Humanitix so that others have the chance to join in.

      Safety Information:
      • Please get your name ticked off on the register when you arrive
      • If you feel unwell please consider whether you should attend.
      • Please follow any processes in place as directed by the Volunteer Buddies.
      • If you feel unwell or something is sore during the session please let our Volunteer Buddies know.
      • If you have not exercised for some time and are unsure about taking part, please visit your health professional for guidance - these sessions are taken at your pace, you will not be pushed to do more than you feel comfortable.

      Meeting Place: This will be at the Seniors Exercise Park (outdoors) beside the Petanque field by Central Park Community Centre.

      For more information about the Seniors Exercise Park please visit wyndham.vic.gov.au/seniorsep where you will find diagrams of exercises, instructions, videos and a link to an App which you can download.

      The Active Wyndham Calendar aims to help more Wyndham residents to find physical activities that they enjoy. 

      Data collection and enquiries:

      Registration information will be kept on a secure database and will be used in a statistical format for monitoring and evaluation purposes only. You may be contacted for feedback to help with course improvement/project evaluation. Medical information, name, age, gender and emergency contact details will be passed onto the volunteers where required. For further information on how your personal and health information will be handled by Council, refer to Council’s Privacy Policy wyndham.vic.gov.au/privacy-policy

      For enquiries please email: activewyndham@wyndham.vic.gov.au

      If the participant has specific access requirements to participate please email activewyndham@wyndham.vic.gov.au so that we can check if we are able to cater for their needs.


      Powered by

      Tickets for good, not greed Humanitix donates 100% of profits from booking fees to charity




      Refund policy

      You can cancel your tickets at any time. We ask that you cancel as early as possible to allow other people to register.