Bolton Clarke is pleased to welcome its newest Be Healthy and Active healthy ageing program sponsors Independence Australia (Healthy Skin), Australian Hearing (Healthy Brain, Healthy Body and Master your Mind) and Xtra HomeCare (Falls Prevention).
They join Tena (Healthy Bladder), 13SICK National Home Doctor Service (CPR and Defibrillation) and the Maggie Beer Foundation (Healthy Eating and Nutrition) in supporting and contributing to the successful community health initiative, which aims to increase health literacy and promote healthy ageing while empowering and educating people to stay independent and safe at home for longer.
The Be Healthy and Active program, delivered in partnership with Bowls Australia, provides free, practical sessions for older people on topics including nutrition, falls prevention, CPR and defibrillation, bladder health, skin health and positive ageing.
More than 380 sessions have been delivered to over 10,000 people around Australia since the program launched in 2016 at venues including Bowls Clubs, retirement villages, community centres, RSL Clubs and church halls.
“The team works with specialists from the Bolton Clarke Research Institute and Senior Clinical Nurse Advisors and gathers feedback from participants to co-design content for the sessions,” program manager Kerry Rendell said.
“We also incorporate findings and best practice from our sponsors, who are experts in their fields, to ensure the session content is evidence-based.”
Feedback from participants has been overwhelmingly positive.
“I am inspired to be more active,” said Mary, 83.
“I have enjoyed the down-to-earth, sensible recommendations,” said Helen, 67.
You can find out more about sessions near you at https://www.facebook.com/pg/boltonclarke/events/?ref=page_internal