Community centre helps keep seniors fit

August 7, 2018 by  

Seniors in the Hoppers Crossing, Point Cook and Werribee area can look forward to a new way to exercise.

Wyndham City Council are developing a Seniors’ Exercise Park at the Central Park Community Centre on Lonsdale Circuit Hoppers Crossing. The National Ageing Research Institute and Gandel Philanthropy have partnered with the council to create the facility, and researchers from Victoria University will study the effects of exercise programs on participants’ health and well-being.

Although there are few ‘senior specific’ exercise parks in Australia, they are popular in other parts of the world, especially Asia and Europe. Regular exercise helps older people maintain their muscle mass and therefore reduces the likelihood of falls. The seniors’ facilities will be co-located with children’s play areas so that grandparents can exercise while minding their grandchildren. The exercise equipment will be installed during August and the opening is due to be held in October.

The exercise park is part of the upgrading of the amenities of the community centre and has been the result of community consultation. An information sessions about the redevelopment will be held on-site tomorrow (August 8) from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Further redevelopment of the centre will take place next year.

Professional banner printing is often used to alert community members to events and new facilities such as these.