Dec 08
Stepping On with confidence

Would you like to be more confident at home? Maintain your independence? Meet new people? Get some exercise? If so, Stepping On may be the program for you.

The Stepping On program is a FREE program developed in NSW and is now being offered by the Western NSW Local Health District. It is available for people aged 65 and over who are living at home and able to walk independently or with a walking stick.

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 next Stepping On program is starting on 15 February at Community Health, Orange Health Service. The group-based sessions run for two hours a week for seven weeks, followed by a refresher session two months later. To see other programs running in your local area, visit www.activeandhealthy.nsw.gov.au .

To be part of this exciting program, contact the Stepping On program intake coordinator, Megan Whiley on (02) 6369 3453 today to secure a place. Registrations close on 8 February.

For more information download the Stepping On Brochure.

Media enquiries: Brendan Williams, Media Manager, Western NSW Local Health District via brendan.williams@health.nsw.gov.au