Regular physical activity, healthy eating and socialisation is healthy for everyone. As you get older it is even more important as it can help:
- to stay fit and independent as long as possible
- prevent social isolation
- reduce your risk of a fall and
- prevent or manage chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
Healthy and Active for Life is a FREE community based program. Trained health professionals run this program for 10 weeks, 2 hours per session, one session per week.
How will Healthy and Active for Life help you?
The Healthy and Active for Life program gives you the skills and knowledge to improve your health and wellbeing. It helps you stay active and independent. The program teaches you how to eat healthy and safe ways to be physically active to improve physical function and prevent falls.
- Healthy plate and serving sizes
- Goal setting
- Sugar, fat, salt, label reading, calcium and vitamin D
- Fibre and incontinence
Optional sessions include:
- Oral health
- Recipes and food swaps
- Food safety and smart shopping
- Falls prevention
- Staying motivated
Who can join?
If you are 60 years or over, live at home and want to improve your health and wellbeing, Healthy and Active For Life could be just right for you.
However, the program is not suitable for those with dementia or who are unable to walk independently.
How to register?
This program is running online only due to COVID-19 restrictions. A new intake occurs each school term. Register before 17 January 2021 for the next intake by visiting https://www.activeandhealthy.nsw.gov.au/home/healthy-and-active-for-life-online/
Please phone 0409 781 326 or email: MLHD-Exercise@health.nsw.gov.au for further information