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‘Be Active – Find Your WHY’ - Heart Foundation Innovation Challenge

Project background

More than half of Australia’s adult population do not meet the recommended guidelines for daily physical activity, placing those Australians at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease including heart attack and stroke.

To encourage more movement and help improve the heart health of these Australians, the Heart Foundation with support from the Department of Health and Aged Care runs the annual ‘Active Australia Innovation Challenge’ in which schools, universities and community organisations are encouraged to submit innovative new ideas to get more people moving more often to receive grant funding.

We are delighted to announce the City of Salisbury is one of 10 successful applicants nationally with our 'Be Active - Find Your WHY' project for older adults.

Using fillable postcards, the City of Salisbury’s program for older adults looks at increasing motivation and participation in current physical activity programs offered within the community.

The postcards will highlight their reasons for being physically active and bring a plan to life. Community members with greater needs will have the opportunity to work one on one with an exercise physiologist to create their plan.

Click here to read the full Heart Foundation media release.

This initiative will have a trial phase initially and then be rolled out in Spring 2023.

We look forward to bringing this project to life in 2023. In the meantime, please contact our senior centres if you would like to be a bit more active. We have plenty on offer!

For more information about this project, contact Jim on 8406 8251 or email

This project has been funded by the Heart Foundation’s Active Australia Innovation Challenge and the Australia Government.