Falls are a common problem for older people and are often the reason people are admitted to hospital or move to a nursing home or hostel. But most falls can be prevented.
‘Stepping On’ is a free, exciting and friendly community program for people aged 65 years and over to help build knowledge, strength and confidence to prevent falls and stay active and independent.
“Stepping On is a free seven-week program that combines gentle strength and balance exercises with educational sessions” Northern NSW Local Health District Health Promotion Manager Jillian Adams said.
A Stepping On program is being held in Ocean Shores in October 2019. Those interested in attending can call the Stepping On Coordinator on 6620 2553 to register or find out more.