Journal article

Challenges and lessons learnt from the ENJOY project: recommendations for future collaborative research implementation framework with local governments for improving the environment to promote physical activity for older people

Pazit Levinger, Jeremy Dunn, Maya Panisset, Briony Dow, Frances Batchelor, Stuart JH Biddle, Gustavo Duque, Keith D Hill

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2021


BACKGROUND: The physical environment has been shown to have a positive effect on the promotion of physical activity of older people. Outdoor environments that incorporate specialised exercise equipment suitable for older people are uniquely placed to promote physical activity and social connectedness amongst older people. The ENJOY project included the installation of specialised outdoor exercise equipment (the Seniors Exercise Park) and the delivery of a physical and social activity program for older people as part of a prospective pre-post research design. The installation of the specialised equipment in public sites and an aged care facility was also aimed at increasing usage of the equip..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by Gandel Philanthropy, State Trustees Foundation of Australia, The Jack Brockhoff Foundation. These funding sources had no role in the design of the study, its execution, analyses, interpretation of the data, and in writing the manuscript for publication.