Stepping On In Young

Stepping On In Young

Murrumbidgee Local Health District is continuing its partnership with the Mercy Care Centre Young to deliver the Stepping On falls prevention program in Young which began on Wednesday 15 October 2018.

The group runs for two hours each week for seven weeks followed by a refresher session two months later.

This free NSW Ministry of Health initiative is designed for people who are living at home and who have fallen or have a fear of falling.

“The program helps older people keep their independence and gives them confidence in their mobility so they are able to go about their daily activities safely and without the fear of falling,” Stepping On facilitator and physiotherapist Victoria Tatham said.

The program includes simple group exercise to improve strength and balance as well as education on a range of topics such as vision, home hazards and medicines. It is also an opportunity to socialise with other participants.

Falls pose a significant cost to the community and the health system with one in three people aged over 65 falling each year.

Stepping On has been rolled out in more than 30 communities across the Murrumbidgee Local Health District.

The weekly sessions will be held at the Mercy Care Centre Young, 69 Demondrille Street, Young, commencing at 2pm.

For further information or to book, please call Mercy Care Centre Young on 6382 8444.

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