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STEPPING ON: 7-WEEK FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM FOR OLD(ER) ADULTS

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Have you had a recent fall or worry about fallingStepping On is a 7-week fall prevention program for adults aged 65 years and over and Aboriginal adults aged 45 years and over.

Stepping On is designed to help you learn skills and knowledge to prevent falls, so you can stay active and independent. It teaches you simple ways to stay safe at home and when you're out. You'll also learn easy exercises to make your muscles and balance stronger.

Topics covered include:

  • being safe at home
  • being safe in your community
  • getting stronger and improving balance
  • getting up after a fall
  • managing your medications
  • taking care of your vision
  • choosing safe footwear
  • eating healthy for strong bones.


Who can join?
If you're over 65 and live in the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area, or if you're over 45 and identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, and you live at home, Stepping On could be just right for you. NOTE: This program is not suitable for those with dementia or neuromuscular conditions e.g. Parkinson disease.


Venue:
Community Learning Space
 Wagga Wagga City Library
Corner Baylis & Morrow Streets
*Physically accessible building*


Dates + Timings:
Tuesday 12 March, 10:30AM to 12:30PM
Tuesday 19 March, 10:30AM to 12:30PM
Tuesday 26 March, 10:30AM to 12:30PM
Tuesday 2 April, 10:30AM to 12:30PM
Tuesday 9 April, 10:30AM to 12:30PM
Tuesday 16 April, 10:30AM to 12:30PM
Tuesday 23 April, 10:30AM to 12:30PM

Entry Cost:
$35 [+bf] l Limited spots available
Bookings essential


NOTE: If you are feeling unwell please stay home, rest and get better soon.


THIS EVENT IS PART OF 2024 SENIORS FESTIVAL
Full program details wagga.nsw.gov.au/seniorsfestival


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