The aim of the program is to reduce falls, increase confidence and give older women the tools to remain active, safe and independent.
It is considered one of the most effective evidence-based falls prevention programs available and has been shown to reduce participants’ risk of falling by 31% (Clemson et al 2004).
Participants (older women) attend seven two-hour group sessions, during which they learn about strengthening and balance exercises, safe footwear, medication management, vision, nutrition, moving safely in the community and reducing hazards around the home that can lead to accidents.
The program has a range of guest speakers including occupational therapists, physiotherapists, dietitians, pharmacists, transport and safety presenters.
This program is a unique, research-based and proven guide to improve overall health, wellbeing and physical strength whilst creating new social connections and companionship.
Thursday 2 May to Thursday 13 June 2019
Thursday 15 August 2019 from 1pm to 3pm
- Mobility access
- People who are blind or have low vision