Your Wellbeing: Staying Physically Active
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We can support older people to start preparing to get back to doing what they love with the people they love as soon as they can do so safely.
The second webinar in our three-part wellbeing series brings together researchers, health and wellbeing specialists and people with lived experience.
Join them as they share their tips, ideas and suggestions so you or an older person you know can stay physically fit, ready to live life to the fullest when your community reopens after the current COVID restrictions.
This webinar covers:
- Importance of physical activity and exercise during COVID-19.
- Falls prevention strategies.
- Accessing GP services.
- Exercise ideas.
Meet the panel:
- Dr Katya Numbers, Postdoctoral Research Fellow CHeBA
- Rik Dawson, Gerontological Physiotherapist
- Patricia Barton, CVS recipient
- Hosted by Kyle Olsen
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If you’re looking for more information about the resources shared by OPAN, our panel and people tuning into the webinar, please see the details below.
- Watch part one of the Wellbeing webinar series here >>
- Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line – 1800 171 866 provides support for older people, their family members and carers . You can speak to someone if you feel lonely or worried about the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Contact the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement on 1800 222 200 if you’re experiencing grief, loss or bereavement due to COVID-19. Support is offered in several languages, or call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450, request an interpreter and quote 1800 222 200 to be connected.
- The Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) aims to reduce loneliness and isolation experienced by older people. Request a visit or find out how to become a volunteer here.
- If you’d like some other suggestions on how you can stay connected and supported within your community we have created a website full of ideas that can help you maintain your individuality, independence at home, and connection within your community as you age. Visit Stay Connected or call 1800 001 321.
- Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHEBA) cheba.unsw.edu.au
And sign up for CHeBA’s newsletter The Chronicle here https://cheba.unsw.edu.au/the-cheba-chronicle
- Find a physio: https://choose.physio/find-a-physio
- Computer literacy program: https://beconnected.esafety.gov.au/
- Safe Exercise at Home: http://safeexerciseathome.org.au/
- Falls prevention: http://stayonyourfeet.com.au
Resources to view and download such as brochures and videos: https://www.injurymatters.org.au/informationhub/programresources/category/stay-on-your-feet/
- Download the WakeOut app: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/wakeout-exercise-breaks/id1242116567
- Seniors Fitness program with April, who’s 57 and a personal trainer, specialising in seniors fitness and her 80 year old Mum, Aiko who does all of the workouts with her http://yes2next.com/
Useful links for preventing falls
- Exercise is Medicine Australia http://exerciseismedicine.com.au/
- Active & Healthy NSW https://www.activeandhealthy.nsw.gov.au/
- NSW Falls Prevention Network https://fallsnetwork.neura.edu.au/
- Falls Prevention SA https://fallssa.com.au/
- Falls Prevention VIC https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/hospitals-and-health-services/patient-care/older-people/falls-mobility/mobility/mobility-improving
- Falls Prevention QLD https://www.health.qld.gov.au/stayonyourfeet
- Falls Prevention WA https://www.stayonyourfeet.com.au/
- Australia & New Zealand Falls Prevention Society http://www.anzfallsprevention.org/