We are running a series of free Come and Try sessions at the Seniors Exercise Park in Victoria Park, Kew, and would love for you to join us.

These sessions will be run by a group of 11 volunteers from the community who have undertaken training with the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI). This friendly, enthusiastic team is now equipped to run our Come and Try sessions at the park, and demonstrate how you can use the equipment safely and effectively.

If you’re interested in ways to improve balance, strength, or mobility, or you want to try a new activity this year, come along to our next Come and Try session.

Seniors Exercise Park Open Day

We’re officially launching our Come and Try sessions with a special Open Day event from 10 am to 12 pm on Tuesday 14 February 2023.

A Mandarin-speaking volunteer will be available at this session, as well as some of the other Come and Try sessions.

Join our team of volunteers for a friendly day of fitness, filled with fun and giveaways.

Register for the Open Day event-external site

The Seniors Exercise Park is a specially designed fitness equipment area that officially opened in October 2022 as part of the new Victoria Park Regional Playground.

We are delivering the Seniors Exercise Park program in partnership with the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) and State Trustees Australia Foundation.

More Come and Try sessions

Our Come and Try sessions will continue being run throughout February and March, and you can attend as many of these as you like.

  • Friday 17 February, 9:30 am to 11 am
  • Tuesday 21 February, 9:30 am to 11 am*
  • Tuesday 28 February, 9:30 am to 11 am*
  • Friday 3 March, 9:30 am to 11 am
  • Tuesday 7 March, 9:30 am to 11 am*
  • Friday 10 March, 9:30 am to 11 am
  • Tuesday 14 March, 9:30 am to 11 am
  • Friday 17 March, 9:30 am to 11 am.

The dates with asterisks above are to show which sessions will have a Mandarin-speaking volunteer in attendance.

You can find more information on the equipment and exercises that can be completed, including instructional training videos, on the National Ageing Research Institute website-external site. The instructional training videos are also available by scanning the QR codes located on the fitness equipment at the Seniors Exercise Park.

For further enquiries about our Come and Try sessions, email [email protected] or call us on (03) 9278 4777.

Why exercise is important for seniors

As we age, our bodies change and physical activity becomes even more important to help us continue to perform tasks in our daily lives. This is especially true for older adults to maintain physical and mental health as we age.

Physical activity can help reduce the risk of many health conditions and give us energy, help us maintain a positive mood and keep us strong.

We are committed to supporting our community to remain healthy, engaged and socially connected.