Cycling Without Age
Fairway is the first aged care facility to introduce Cycling
Without Age which is a community initiative that started in
Copenhagen in 2012.
Fairway was one of the first aged care facilities in Australia to embrace the Cycling Without Age initiative; a chauffeur-ridden cycling service that started in Denmark in 2012.
Residents are encouraged to participate and feel the thrill of the ‘wind in their hair’ as they are pedalled down by the beach. This way, our frail elderly can joyfully reconnect with the Bayside community wherein they lived and raised families. Pilots (volunteer riders) take them on local coastal bike paths; ensuring comfort and safety in the front seat of a custom-built bike. It has been a huge success!
We would like to thank Bayside Council – Inclusive Bayside Partnership Program for their ongoing support and generous grant towards the purchase of our third Cycling Without Age Triobike,
This action-packed, daily schedule of events wouldn’t be possible without our inspirational lifestyle manager. Our team of 40 volunteers and nine staff members work together in support of the Montessori educational philosophy of ‘enablement and connectedness’.
Residents enjoying some time with the bikes. Click here to watch the video.