Move around with confidence and make a big difference to how you feel every day.
Falls are the leading cause of injury for older people. Falls in and around the home can affect your health immediately and in the long term.
Join our Walking with confidence program commencing 14th February, 10am, every Wednesday for 8 weeks at Our Lady of Lebanon Church, Harris Park. Each one-hour session will consist of exercise and education aimed at preventing falls and improving your health knowledge. Our helpful, clinically trained staff will support you every step of the way.
The program costs $15 per person, per session, and can be funded by your home care package or through self-contribution.
You can also bring a friend for free.
To join this program, call our friendly staff
on 1300 319 011.
Falls can be more serious in older adults because they are more likely to be injured. Falls can also lead to older people losing confidence, becoming withdrawn and may feel as if they have lost their independence. Research has shown that older people who take part in regular strength and balance training are less likely to have a fall. Walking with Confidence is an extensive program, each session is one hour, consisting of education and exercise aimed at preventing falls and improving health knowledge and will include: Week 1: Assessment and exercise Week 2: Getting up from a fall and benefits of exercise Week 3: Fear of falling Week 4: Hazards in the home Week 5: Osteoporosis Week 6: Foot care, footwear and vision Week 7: Medication management Week 8: Final assessment and review of exercise
FAQs and General Information
b. All participants are provided with a workbook on the day, this is theirs to keep.
c. Please bring a pen and your water bottle. d. A towel is not required, as the exercises are low intensity. e. There are toilets available at the venue.
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Live at home for longer and stay away from hospital with programs like Walking with Confidence, Catholic Healthcare's Community Services falls prevention program.
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