Keeping fit and healthy can help you live a more fulfilling life. This is a great place to find information, services and resources to support physical healthy ageing.
Physical health looks different for everybody - engage with your healthcare professionals and local community organisations to look after your physical health in the way that best suits you.
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.
You can look after your physical health by spending time outdoors, staying active, meeting new people and participating in activities you really enjoy. This is a great place to find free and subsidised community groups, social groups, gyms and classes that can help you stay active.
A not-for-profit organisation focused on helping people stay independent through healthy ageing. LiveUp have compiled a comprehensive list of exercise classes, product suggestions, and local groups so you can age your way.
MH4L is a free initiative that is designed to help you get more active, eat better, feel less stressed, and/or lose weight to reduce your risk of developing chronic conditions. You can participate in face-to-face groups or one-to-one over the telephone. Visit website to find out more and do the free eligibility check.
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.
A search tool for social activities in Moreton Bay where you can stay active with other people in your community. Select 'health wellness & lifestyle' and 'suburb' from the category search options to find activities near you.
Brisbane City Council offers seniors a wide variety of activities through specialised programs and events. From events in libraries through to performances and workshops there is plenty on offer for seniors in Brisbane.
A search tool to help you find opportunities to be more active, more often, through an exciting range of fitness, recreational and sporting activities. Search for activities that suit your age, abilities, location and lifestyle.
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.
Weekly social activities delivered at the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre that are free for people over 65 receiving My Aged Care services.
A program offering a variety of physical, social and intellectual activities to help older people interact with others and develop interests.
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.
A membership-based pool and fitness centre in Caboolture, offering reduced membership fees for seniors.
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.
A selection of workout programs to do at home.
A selection of guides to help you get the most out of each exercise activity.
TV ad workout
This workout has been designed so that you can work out even while watching your favourite TV shows.
Over 60’s workout factsheet
This is the Healthier. Happier. mini workout for over 60’s because age is no barrier to starting or continuing an exercise routine.
5 tips for older Queenslanders to stay active
Here are five ideas to get active from the safety of your own home.
GPs 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.
GP clinics are based all throughout the Brisbane North and Moreton Bay region, these locators help you find a GP practice near you that suits your needs. Some practices offer bulk billing for medical services provided to:
Healthengine is a consumer healthcare platform that helps Australians navigate the world of healthcare. You can find a GP or health service in your area and book appointments 24/7. You can search by suburb, practitioner gender, practice billing type, availability of telehealth and more.
A map tool on the healthdirect platform where you can search for GPs. Enter your suburb or postcode in the search box to find GPs near you. You can apply filters to limit the options by practice billing type, availability of telehealth and facilities available.
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.
The Medical Costs Finder helps you find and understand the typical cost of common specialist services across Australia.
For more information about costs and coverage, ask your GP or allied health provider.
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.
Find more information here including eligibility criteria and how to access the program.
Alternatively, phone the Service Navigation line on 1800 250 502 Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm.
Allied health services locator
A search tool to help you find audiologists by suburb or area of practice.
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 exercise physiologists by location.
A search tool to help you find occupational therapists by suburb or area of practice.
A search tool to help you find optometrists by location.
A search tool to help you find podiatrists by location.
A search tool to help you find speech pathologists by location.
If you need medical advice outside of GP hours, there are helplines you can call for advice. In the case of an emergency, call Triple Zero (000) or go to a hospital emergency department.
A confidential 24/7 phone service available in Queensland that provides non-urgent medical help health advice from a registered nurse for the cost of a local call.
Call to speak with a registered nurse who can provide health advice and information. Based on your symptoms, the nurse may offer you a phone call or video call from a GP. Operates Monday to Friday, 11pm–7.30am; Saturday from 6pm until midnight and all day Sunday and public holidays.
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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.