People, parks & wellbeing: Innovation in Ageing
This challenge aims to help increase visitors to our parks. We want more people aged 50+ enjoying our State’s flora and fauna. We are looking for ways to attract more visitors aged 50+ to our parks to support active and healthy ageing.
Participants will demonstrate the potential to grow a business that addresses health and wellbeing for people in their 50s and beyond, and builds a community that cares for parks.
Pitch and Awards Night
Eight teams pitched their ideas to an esteemed panel of judges. The teams presented a diversity of ideas and most were shaped by the customer. Minister Zoe Bettison, Minister for Ageing, presented the awards to the teams. Launch Pad Awards went to:
- Enventive for their ‘Parkapedia’ website 2.0 and collaborative social marketing campaign
- PhoneLabs for their ‘Nature Connect’, a phone hardware attachment and app.
SAHMRI and Deming Factor were awarded the Design Process Award recognising good process, development of skills and capability with a real focus on the user.
Deming Factor won the People’s Choice award for ‘Park Champions’, real world project / custom digital application.
The judging panel included:
• Paul Daly, Advisor, Chair and active advocate for entrepreneurship and innovation in SA
• Jeanette Walters, Director, Intergovernment Relations and Ageing in SA Health, OFTA
• Carmel Williams, Manager, Strategic Partnerships Unit, SA Health
• Matthew Ward, Director Conservation, NRM and Protected Area Policy, DEWNR
• Nick Condon, Executive Director, Brand & Innovation, Business SA
• Jenny Hughes, Chief Executive, Catalyst Foundation.
There are a number of great resources that you'll be able to access for this challenge.
Information to support your participation in this D3 challenge.
- 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide
- Age-friendly neighbourhoods guidelines and toolkit for local government – SA Health
- Ageing and Health – World Health Organisation infographic
- Australia’s health 2014 - Australian institute of Health and Welfare
- Better Together: A Practical guide to engagement with older people – SA Health
- Beyond Blue to Green: The health benefits of contact with nature in a Park Context
- Checklist of essential features of age-friendly cities - World Health Organisation
- Global age-friendly cities: a guide - World Health Organisation
- Healthy Parks Healthy People SA 2016-2021 - SA Health
- Healthy Parks Healthy People - Victoria
- Healthy Parks Healthy People Central website
- Inequality in South Australia – Key determinants of wellbeing
- Life looks brighter outside - Physical activity OPAL campaign
- Linking rural older people to community through technology
- The Longevity revolution: Creating a society for all ages - Alexandre Kalache, Adelaide Thinker in Residence 2012-2013
Market Research Report about 'active ageing' to support a previous D3 Challenge - (pdf 761.8 KB) -SA Office for the Ageing
- Measuring the age-friendliness of cities: a guide to using core indicators - World Health Organisation
- Mood Walks For Older Adults: An Ontario Pilot project
- Nature really is the best medicine - David Suzuki Foundation
- Obesity prevalence trends in Australia – Australian National Preventive Health Agency
- Older people's use of new communication technologies: Research Findings & Policy Implications
- South Australian Parks visitation survey - DEWNR
- Physical Activity trends in South Australian adults, January 2003 to December 2015
- Prosperity through longevity: South Australian’s Ageing Plan 2014-2019:: our action plan – SA Health
- Prosperity through longevity: South Australia’s Ageing Plan, Our Vision 2014-2019 – SA Health
- Seniors step into nature evaluation report - DEWNR
- Shape the parklands: summary of public engagement – Adelaide City Council
- Social determinants of health: The solid facts - World Health Organisation
- South Australian Monitoring and Surveillance System (SAMMS) - monitors population trends in health risk factors and chronic diseases.
- Urban green space and health: a review of evidence - World Health Organisation
- Vic Health – Health equity – Fair Foundations
- You may find useful South Australian datasets at data.sa
Academic research papers to support your D3 Challenge
- Characteristics of urban parks associated with park use and physical activity: A review of qualitative research.
- The Demographic facts of ageing in Australia.
- Healthy Parks, Healthy People: The Health benefits of contact with nature in a park context.
- Local park use and personal health among older adults: An Exploratory study.
- Mental health benefits of neighbourhood green space are stronger among physically active adults in middle to older age: Evidence from 260,061 Australians.
- Nature based outdoor recreation demand and preferences – qualitative research findings.
- The Significance of parks to physical activity and public health.
Technology examples - What's already out there
Registrations for People, parks & wellbeing: Innovation in Ageing have closed. Read about D3 Challenges to learn more about how a challenge works.
This challenge is a partnership between the Office for ICT and Digital Transformation, the Office for the Ageing, SA Health and Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources to broadly explore how we get more people aged 50+ into parks and nature to support active and healthy ageing.