Website update! Support and services for dementia can still be found on this website.
It has recently been updated to include services and resources to support healthy ageing.

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Staying active


Leading a physically active lifestyle can have a significantly positive impact on your health and wellbeing. There are activities for every age and capability.

Talk to your doctor to determine what kind of physical activity is right for you.

Some activities that are good for your heart, lungs and blood vessels include brisk walking, swimming, aerobics, cycling, garden work, tennis and weight or resistance training. It's important to do an activity you enjoy and can increase at your own pace over time.

Dementia and exercise

You should maintain physical exercise for as long as possible, as it has a number of benefits including promoting a normal day–night routine, improving mood and increasing social participation.

You can find more information about physical exercise and dementia here.

Physical exercise and dementia fact sheet

A fact sheet outlining the benefits physical exercise offers to people living with dementia and their carers.

Exercise learning activities for health workers and carers

E-learning for exercise programs

An online fee-based learning portal with modules and courses on leading and delivering exercise for those supporting wellbeing in the community. Many modules focus on delivering exercise for older people and the portal includes a free module for falls prevention.

Find ways to stay active in the community

Brisbane City Council’s GOLD! Program

Active and healthy classes and workshops ideal for seniors in the community. You can be active at free or low-cost fitness classes such as yoga, tai chi, group bike rides, Zumba, boxing or even aqua aerobics.

Seniors in the Outdoors

Information and resources to enable and encourage seniors to participate in outdoor and recreation activities in the Brisbane region.

Organisations with exercise classes

Brighton Wellness Hub

A community hub with a variety of services and activities that promote healthy living. Locals host daily classes and events ranging from tai chi to group walks and art classes. The weekly event schedule is available on their website, as well as information on how to join the activities.

60 and Better Program – New Farm

A program assisting older adults in developing and managing healthy ageing in their own communities. The program's objectives are to boost understanding of healthy living and strengthen links in the community.

Active 60 & Better in Deception Bay

A program offering a variety of physical, social and intellectual activities to help older people interact with others and develop interests.

Burnie Brae Health Connections Exercise Clinic

A clinic offering exercise physiology, individualised programs, group exercise sessions, specialised programs, massage therapy, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and free educational sessions.

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Exercise physiologists

Exercise physiologists are university-trained allied health professionals who have the knowledge and skills to plan, deliver, and assess safe and effective exercise programmes for patients suffering from acute, subacute or chronic medical diseases, injuries or impairments.

If you're living with dementia, speak with an exercise physiologist to build the confidence to improve your health and fitness.

Search for exercise physiologists

A search tool to help you find exercise physiologists. Type your suburb in the search box to find exercise physiologists near you.

Search for an exercise physiologist class

A tool to help you to find exercise physiologists offering subsidised Better Ageing Classes at selected locations around Queensland.


Podiatrists are experts in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and improvement of various conditions of the foot, ankle and lower leg.

Search for podiatrists

A search tool to help you find podiatrists. Type your suburb in the search box to find podiatrists near you.

Staying active

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia, their diversity, histories and knowledge and their continuing connections to land, waterways and culture. We pay our respect to all Australian Indigenous Peoples and their cultures, and to Elders of past, present and future generations.

We would like to express our gratitude to all the healthy ageing advocates, including people living with dementia, older people, families, carers and health professionals, who contributed to the development of this portal. Thank you for sharing your stories and transferring your knowledge to make this portal purposeful and meaningful to support people in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region.