Canowindra Primary & Community Health Centre in Ryall St will host Stepping On on Wednesday, September 6 from 1.30pm.
Please call Chris on 63 403300 to confirm your spot.
Stepping On is an initiative of the NSW Ministry of Health.
The Stepping On program is a free program where older people attend regular group sessions facilitated by local specialist health professionals and invited guest speakers.
Stepping On is designed for people who are living at home and who have fallen or are fearful of falling. Participants must be able to walk by themselves or with a walking stick.
This program, which was developed in NSW, is considered to be one of the most effective falls prevention programs available, giving people the confidence to undertake their everyday activities safely.
Participation in a program like Stepping On will help older people maintain independence and give them confidence in their mobility so they are able to undertake their everyday activities safely and without the risk of falling.
The program covers a range of topics, including vision, medicines and practical exercises to improve strength and balance.
The group-based sessions run for two hours a week for seven weeks, followed by a refresher session two months later.
Facts about falls • 1 in 3 people aged 65 years and over fall each year • Falls are the leading cause of hospital admissions for older people • Falls can reduce mobility and independence • Remaining active can prevent you from falling.