There are many advantages to being older. You have more time for family, friends, travel, hobbies, and other things you’ve wanted to do for a while. Not to mention you’re wiser, and more experienced.
Wellbeing is as important now as any other stage of life. People can experience many changes in their older years including living arrangements, physical health, brain function and memory. It’s important to look after yourself.
And your body isn’t what it used to be. Aches and pains are starting to abound in your daily life. You may even feel helpless as you officially stamp your card for the 60 or 70 plus club! But there’s hope!
There are definitely things you can do to find support, and for older people registered with My Aged Care, Neighbourhood Central has a new program that fits the bill!
Neighbourhood Central is excited to announce a new Healthy Lifestyle and Wellness Program for older people living in Parkes, Forbes, Condobolin, Peak Hill, Trundle and Tullamore. This 20-week program will offer a variety of relaxing and enjoyable activities to increase health and wellbeing, while maintaining independence and quality of life.
The activities include hydrotherapy, Tai Chi, yoga in a chair, music and singing groups and modified games, as well as information workshops that will increase health awareness and promote falls prevention strategies, combined with light exercise sessions. The aim is to prevent or delay further entry into the aged care system, make you feel good and keep you living in your home for longer.
Can exercise really be for everybody?
Even those who, due to age, inflexibility, or injury, need to practice completely from a chair? Absolutely!
Neighbourhood Central’s new Healthy Lifestyle and Wellness Program works from the premise that every person is different, and will accommodate all levels of ability.
Activities will start in February in Parkes and Forbes, with some sessions also in Condobolin and Peak Hill. For those living in other areas transport will be offered to selected events.
The faces behind the Healthy Lifestyle and Wellness Program are Louise Tosetti and Rachel Brown, assisted by the lovely experts at Kerin Physio who will conduct an initial screening and intake before people can take part.
Don’t let aging stop you from having the best body and living the best life you can live. If you are over 65, or 50 years or older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and you’re having trouble with everyday tasks and feel that getting back into the community, or participating in a little exercise and some fun activities could improve your health and wellbeing, call Louise 0409 372 742 or Rachel 0456 800 328 or contact the office on 6862 3757 to register. A $20 registration fee applies (that’s $1 per week!) and will cover activity costs.
There will be limited numbers available for each session, so make sure you get in quick to secure your spot!