Introduction

Older adults make up an increasing percentage of the population in many countries and often, as we age, parks become increasingly inaccessible. The experiences older adults have in parks, green spaces or natural areas can leave a life change legacy. Whether that experience is one of healthy fulfilment and happiness or one of fear, anxiety and even personal injury, can be influenced by us as parks professionals. Equally, this growing populous is a valuable resource, that can be engaged and contribute back to the community through Parks. The Older Adults and Parks Committee is set up to advocate for and champion change, leading to best practice in government policy, professional design, park presentation and community engagement.

 

Older Adults and Parks Standing Committee

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Co-Chair Tim Geyer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Manager Parks and Recreation, Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council

Australia Asia-Pacific
Co-Chair Mary Worrall This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Senior Manager Parks and Countryside Services, Wirral Council United Kingdom Europe