Remaining independent and healthy as you get older is increasling important as people are spending more time at their home.
The stepping on falls prevention program is designed to assist those living at home who have fallen or have a fear or falling.
The program runs for seven weeks for two hours each week followed be a refresher session two months later.
These sessions will give older people confidence to complete daily tasks without the fear of falling.
“The program includes educational sessions, simple group exercise and an opportunity to socialise with other participants,” Stepping On facilitator and Occupational Therapist, Carissa Schneider said.
“Each session covers a range of topics including vision, medicines and practical exercises to improve strength and balance”.
The program is provided by the NSW Ministry of Health initiative completely free of charge.
The group sessions will be held at the Henty Community Health Centre commencing on Tuesday 28 April from 10am – 12 noon.
To register or for more information please contact Carissa Schneider on 0459 809 450 or Carly Barnes on 0409 781 326.