We are committed to ensuring we meet the needs of our ageing population. An age-friendly community ensures older people are free from age-related barriers that prevent community participation, and that they are valued, respected and actively engaged in their community.
An age-friendly exercise park has been developed in the Priors Creek precinct in Atherton. The exercise park is near the mountain bike skills park, at the end of Vernon Street.
The park was developed in consultation with local community groups, an exercise physiologist and seniors. The exercise park includes equipment that focuses on strength, flexibility, balance and mobility. It is a welcoming space — with shade, seating, water fountain and landscaped surrounds. The equipment faces inwards to promote social connections.
FNQ Health and Fitness have produced a range of exercise programs, for varying abilities, to guide you in the use of the equipment and to get the most out of the space.
- Exercise Program — Beginner
- Exercise Program — Intermediate
- Exercise Program — Advanced
- Exercise Program — For People With a Disability
- Strengthening Program — Lower Limbs
- Strengthening Program — Upper Limbs
We thank the Queensland Government for funding to make this project possible.