This is a great place to find information, services and resources to support you on your physical healthy ageing journey, including medical care, exercise, social activity and general physical wellness. Keeping fit and healthy can help you live a more fulfilling life—but it looks different for everybody. Engage with your healthcare professionals and local community organisations to look after your physical health in the best way for you.
If you need medical advice outside of GP hours, there are helplines you can call for advice. In the case of an emergency, call 000 or go to a hospital emergency department.
A telephone line through which you can access a home visiting GP or after hours GP clinic. You can also speak to a registered nurse who can provide health advice and information. Operates Monday to Friday, 11pm–7.30am, Saturday from 6pm and all day Sunday.
A confidential 24/7 phone service that provides health advice from a registered nurse for the cost of a local call. In the case of a major injury, chest pain or a life-threatening illness, call 000 or go to a hospital emergency department immediately.
You can look after your physical health by spending time outdoors, staying active, meeting new people and finding activities you really enjoy. This is a great place to find free and subsidised community groups, social groups, gyms and classes across Brisbane that can help you stay active.
In order to participate in some of the programs, you may need to be eligible for the service through NDIS, Home Care Packages or aged care funding. You can find out more about these Home Care Packages and aged care funding here.
The Brisbane City Council and Moreton Bay Regional Council host programs to support your active and social lifestyle.
A search tool for social activities in Brisbane where you can stay active with other older people in your community. Select your suburb in the search options to find activities near you.
Many not-for-profit and community organisations run programs for older people.
Information and resources to enable and encourage seniors to participate in outdoor and recreation activities in the Brisbane region.
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.
A social support group and centre-based respite for people aged over 65 years living in the North Brisbane area. Their services are free for people holding DVA cards. Operates Monday to Friday, 8am-4pm.
Weekly social activities delivered at the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre that are free for people over 65 receiving My Aged Care services. Operates Wednesday 10am–12pm.
Centres that provide activities and social connections for people from CALD backgrounds. The centre provides group-based activities promoting physical exercises, cognitive stimulation and emotional wellbeing. This service is available to those who are eligible for the Commonwealth Home Support Program funded by the Federal Government.
Programs designed to develop, maintain and support social interaction, independent living, health and wellbeing. The services can be funded through Home Care Packages, the Commonwealth Housing Support Program, NDIS or Queensland Community Support Services.
A program offering a variety of physical, social and intellectual activities to help older people interact with others and develop interests.
A membership-based program providing sporting and recreational activities, fitness and art classes, and outings and transportation services, as well as onsite facilities such as a gym, a café, allied health visits, a hair salon and a cafe.
A search tool to help you find walking groups that cater to various walking speeds. Enter your suburb or postcode in the search bar to find walking groups near you.
Senior’s classes at the Queensland Ballet to keep you active, challenge your mind and body, and help you make new friends who share a love of dance. See the schedule and class prices on the link below.
A membership-based fitness and aquatic centre in Redcliffe, offering reduced membership fees for pension and senior card holders.
You don't need to leave your house to be active. There are plenty of exercise and wellbeing programs you can access from the comfort of your living room.
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.
A simple, support worker-led in-home exercise program designed for older people who want to regain the strength and confidence to keep active and independent. A support worker will assess you and lead you through the exercise program in your own home. These services are available for people who are eligible for aged care funding.
Exercise is a very important part of looking after your physical and mental health, even if you have limited mobility. Some resources below explain why exercise is important and provide tips on getting and staying motivated to exercise.
An article explaining the benefits of exercise for older people with recommendations for staying active.
GPs are doctors who are qualified in general medicine. They are your first point of contact when you’re unwell or if you’re managing a chronic health condition. Visiting the same GP regularly lets you build an ongoing relationship where your health needs are understood. There are times when your GP may refer you to a medical specialist or allied health professional.
With GP clinics all throughout the Brisbane North and Moreton Bay region, these locators help you find a GP practice near you that suits your needs. Bulk billing practices offer medical services that are fully covered by Medicare and some private practices bulk bill pension-card holders, so find the right practice for you.
A website where you can find a GP or health service in your area. You can search by suburb, practitioner gender, practice billing type, availability of telehealth and more, using the filters at the top of the page.
Metro North Health runs many community health centres with a range of services and specialties across the North Brisbane region.
Your GP may refer you to an allied health practitioner for specialised physical health and medical care, such as a podiatrist, audiologist or dietitian. Medicare can cover some of these appointments if your GP writes you a chronic disease management plan. Private health insurance can also cover some of these appointments.
For more information about costs and coverage, ask your GP or the allied health provider.
A search tool to help you find cost information for a range of specialist medical services in Australia. Scroll, click ‘Start now’ and answer the survey questions so it can find accurate information about the service you need.
A provider offering a range of allied health services to the community, providing quality treatment and healthcare.
An allied health services provider offering a range of services, including occupational therapy, exercise physiology, podiatry and much more.
A search tool to help you find exercise physiologists. Type your suburb in the search box to find exercise physiologists near you.
A search tool to help you find podiatrists. Type your suburb in the search box to find podiatrists near you.
A search tool to help you find optometrists. Type your suburb in the search box to find optometrists near you.
A search tool to help you find speech pathologists. Type your suburb in the search box to find speech pathologists near you.
A search tool to help you find audiologists. Type your suburb in the search box to find audiologists near you.
A search tool to help you find dentists. Type your suburb in the search box to find dentists near you.
A search tool to help you find dietitians. Type your suburb in the search box to find dietitians near you.
A search tool to help you find occupational therapists. Type your suburb in the search box to find occupational therapists near you.
A free phone and in-home service delivered by clinical nurses for people over 18 with chronic health conditions. It supports people to remain living at home by improving their self-management and quality of life.
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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.