Would you like to be more confident at home? Maintain your independence? Meet new people? get some exercise? 'Stepping On' may be the program for you.
'Stepping On' is a free program developed in NSW offered by the Western NSW Local Health District and starting in Gilgandra soon. It is available for people aged 65 and over who are living at home and are able to walk independently or with a walking stick or walker.
The program includes practical exercises to improve strength and balance and covers a range of topics, from vision and medication management to moving about safely in the community, with sessions facilitated by local specialist health professionals and invited guest speakers.
The first Gilgandra Stepping On program is starting on October 9th at Gilgandra MPS Activity Centre. The group based sessions run for two hours a week for seven weeks commencing at 10am, followed by a refresher session two months later. Participants can expect to have some fun and enjoy visits by some excellent guest speakers while developing some potentially life changing strategies to improve strength and balance.
The program will be facilitated by local registered nurses Megan O'connor of Medicare Local and Heather Ayson from Gilgandra Community Health.
For more information or to be part of this exciting program, contact Megan or Heather on 6880 5900.