Keeping active as you age is important for good health and preventing falls. Low cost physical activity programs are running in our local communities every week. Led by trained volunteers these classes are ideal for beginners or people who haven’t been physically active for a long time. With over 90 classes running every week there is sure to be a class near you!
Visit the Active and Healthy Website now to search for your local program.
Which physical activity program is for you?
Care for your body and mind by participating in Tai Chi for Health.
- Proven to reduce falls
- Increase your balance
- Improve your flexibility
Get your whole body moving in these classes. You can stand or use a chair to do these exercises. Enjoy whole body benefits of:
- Improved strength and balance
- Improved heart and lung health
- Greater range of motion in your joints
A fun way to keep cool and continue with exercise in the warmer weather. Work on your strength, balance and endurance while the water supports your joints.
- Available in the summer months, limited locations available over winter
- No need to be able to swim
- Pool admission may be required on top of class fee
How to get involved?
- Visit the Active and Healthy Website to locate your local class.
- Download a Participant Registration Form and bring to your first class.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0409 781 326 for further information.
- You will be asked to see your doctor if you have a heart condition, chest pain, dizziness, asthma, uncontrolled diabetes or any other health condition where participation may be unsafe.
Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Get in touch with our team.
Training for leaders
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer Physical Activity Leader in your community?
We are looking for volunteers to run Gentle Exercise and Tai Chi classes. Training will be in March 2021.
Please contact us if you:
- are enthusiastic about the wellbeing of your community,
- are prepared to commit to 40 classes per year,
- are comfortable presenting to groups and working with older people,
- are prepared to undertake first aid training every three years.
To express your interest for this training please contact us on email@example.com or 0409 781 326.
Project evaluation snapshots
We have summarised a range of projects that have supported aspects of Active Ageing programs through these evaluation snapshots. Please read these to get an understanding of the projects and if you have any questions please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Staying active in the home
We encourage you to remain active, eat healthy and stay socially connected (using phone and online options) in these challenging times. These will help you to remain fit, healthy and resilient. Please use the following resources as a guide:
NSW Falls Prevention Network
The NSW Falls Prevention Network has a short video of home based exercises you can do safely in your home.
Staying active and on your feet.
The 'Staying Active and on your Feet' resource has:
- home exercices,
- healthy eating tips,
- footwear, mobility, eyesight, continence advice
- medicine advice
- health and lifestyle checklist
- home safety checklist
- useful contacts
Looking after your mental health
Beyond Blue has a coronavirus mental wellbeing support service and a range of helpful resources. Please visit their website for more information. The Federal government also has a great website for further information: headtohealth.gov.au/covid-19-support/covid-19
Adventures of Bruce and Betty
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