Bushwalking Victoria Information

By March 30, 2018General News

Bushwalking with Older People

Dear Presidents/Office Bearers

I am writing to you to raise an issue that is becoming more significant for bushwalking clubs: bushwalking for older people. As people are walking longer, which is a good thing, they are more likely to be impacted by a number of health issues related to old age. These health issues in older bushwalkers can create risks for both bushwalking clubs and their walks.

We ask that all clubs consider this issue and have appropriate processes in place to manage these risks. We would strongly encourage you and your club leaders to read the attached discussion paper, discuss these issues, and ensure that you have the appropriate processes in place.

If you would like more information on this topic, please contact Colin Macdonald at colin@bushwalkingvictoria.org.au who will be able to direct you to appropriate sources.


Bushwalking Victoria

Discussion Paper – Bushwalking for Older People