Macksville seniors show up and get steppingAug 07, 2023
Indigenous seniors were put through their paces at the Senior Citizens Hall in Macksville during May and June as part of the Aboriginal Stepping On (ASO) program.
The free seven-week exercise program caters for adults aged 65 years and over and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults aged 45 years and over who have fallen or who have a fear of falling.
The evidence-based program helps older adults to reduce their risk of falling and promotes strategies to maintain their independence.
ASO includes gentle group exercise to improve balance and educational talks from experts, covering topics such as home hazards, community safety, managing medications and more. No prior knowledge or exercise experience is required.
People can be referred to the program by a health professional or can self-refer.
To register a patient or client for the program, click here or call 1800 255 774.