They join Tena, Australian Hearing, Independence Australia and the Maggie Beer Foundation in contributing to the important community health initiative, which aims to increase health literacy and promote healthy ageing so people can stay independent at home for longer.
Delivered in partnership with Bowls Australia, Be Healthy and Active provides free, practical sessions for older people on topics including nutrition, falls prevention, CPR and defibrillation, bladder health, skin health, understanding dementia, stress management and positive ageing.
“They are excellent presentations – I would highly recommend them to other groups,” attendee Rhonda said.
“Very professional and relevant presentations – it’s a marvellous program,” said attendee Val.
Be Healthy and Active Manager Kerry Rendell said the sessions are free, thanks to the generous support of sponsors.
The Be Healthy and Active program was the only Australian finalist in the Best Active Ageing Program – Community category at the 6th APAC Eldercare Innovation Awards, presented in Singapore in 2018.
Since starting in 2016 it has delivered more than 540 sessions to more than 15,200 people around Australia at venues including Bowls Clubs, retirement villages, community centres, RSL Clubs and church halls.