Active Ageing

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Active Ageing (as defined by the World Health Organisation) is the process of optimising opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age.

Active Ageing is about helping people realise their potential for physical, social and mental well-being enabling them to continue participating in society. Active Ageing aims to extend health, life expectancy and quality of life for all people as they age.

COTA (WA) is committed to Active Ageing initiatives that have a true impact on Seniors’ wellbeing in Western Australia. These initiatives empower Seniors to continue living in their communities of choice with independence, freedom and dignity.

Living Longer Living Stronger

Established in 2004, Living Longer Living Stronger is an evidence-based progressive strength and exercise program aimed at improving the health, wellbeing and independence of people over 50 years of age.

Living Longer Living Stronger has been independently evaluated, and is supported by international research as an effective means of controlling many conditions associated with ageing. Participants receive individualised programs for their medical circumstances, then participate in a fun group setting. Living Longer Living Stronger operates in sixty gyms and clinics throughout Western Australia.

Proven Benefits:

• Increased functional strength and muscle mass
• Maintenance of bone density
• Improvements in balance, mobility, co-ordination and flexibility.
• Prevention of falls
• Effective weight management tool
• Decreases arthritic inflammation
• Improved heart conditioning
• Effective anti-depressant
Reduction of chronic diseases :
• Arthritis
• Sleep Disorders
• Type 2 Diabetes
• Osteoporosis
• Cardiovascular Diseases
• Cognitive Decline

Mall Walking

A free community exercise activity taking place in safe indoor Shopping Mall locations. Mall Walking combines stretching, vigorous walking, and social activities that help improve balance, gait and cardiovascular fitness while combating social isolation amongst the elderly.


Our Active Ageing programs are currently not funded by the State or Federal Government. We are currently seeking partner organisations with whom we can develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships. Our Sponsorship Opportunities are listed in detail in this booklet.

For more information, contact COTA (WA) on 9472 0104 or email our Active Ageing Manager, Phil Airey at

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