Healthy ageing

Couple on boardwalk

Eating well and being active can help keep us healthy and independent as we age.

Making healthy changes can help to:

  • maintain a healthy weight
  • have enough energy to get through the day
  • stay independent for longer
  • improve your fitness and strength
  • reduce your need for health care or hospitalisations.

It is never too late to get started on some healthier habits. The Get Healthy Information and Coaching service is a free and confidential phone-based service supporting you to make healthy lifestyle changes. 

The Healthy Ageing Online Learning program is a free program that helps you make small changes to improve your health and wellbeing. Learn about healthy eating, getting active and falls prevention at your own pace from the comfort of your own home.

You can access:

  • eight online learning modules with quizzes
  • two online exercise programs designed for beginners with videos so you can follow along at home
  • fact sheets with helpful tips and information
  • an exercise manual and logbook with images and easy-to-follow instructions.
  • Active & Healthy provides a range of tips and recipes to help you to eat better and get moving
  • Get Healthy for the Mob on the Healthy Eating Active Living NSW website provides you with some healthy recipes and tips to keep you eating well.
  • Staying active and on your feet is a falls prevention resource with some ideas to reduce your risk of falling. 

In partnership with Galambila Aboriginal Health Service, we have established a Walking on Country group in Coffs Harbour, which helps Elders to meet new friends and connect to country, and improve their physical, cultural and social wellbeing and health.

The Walking on Country group walks at 10am each Monday at the Coffs Harbour Jetty.

For more information email

A special thank you to the Gumbaynggirr Elders and their ancestors for their ongoing care of the land and water where the filming occurred.

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