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Stepping On returns to Temora

Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) is pleased to announce the Stepping On falls prevention program will return to Temora on Wednesday 31 May.

The group runs two hours each week for seven weeks followed by a refresher session two months later. 

This free NSW Ministry of Health initiative is designed for people who are living at home and who have fallen or have a fear of falling.  

“The program helps older people keep their independence and gives them confidence in their mobility so they are able to go about their daily activities safely and without the fear of falling,” said Temora Stepping On facilitator Meg Smith.

The program includes simple group exercise to improve strength and balance as well as education on a range of topics such as vision, home hazards and medicines. It is also an opportunity to socialise with other participants

Stepping On has been rolled out in more than 25 communities across MLHD and was held in Temora last year with 11 locals taking part.

Temora Local Health Advisory Committee chair Dennis Sleigh is pleased the program is returning to Temora.  “It’s a great opportunity for older members of the community to come together socially, while also engaging with local health providers.” Mr Sleigh said.

Falls are a significant cost to the community and the health system with one in three people aged over 65 falling each year.

The sessions will be held at the Day Care Room at Temora Hospital at 2pm.

For further information or to book, please call Meg on 6980 0200

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