Ageing Well program for over 65s returns to Charles Sturt in Albury-Wodonga

12 MARCH 2020

Ageing Well program for over 65s returns to Charles Sturt in Albury-Wodonga

Update: Charles Sturt’s Ageing Well program has been postponed for the interim and will commence again at a later date.

  • Places are available for people over 65 years to join the latest round of Charles Sturt’s free ‘Ageing Well’ program in Albury-Wodonga

After a successful three years helping nearly 50 Albury-Wodonga residents aged over 65 years improve their health, the Charles Sturt University ‘Ageing Well’ program is returning for another round.

The free program aims to enhance older people’s physical and cognitive abilities, and still has places available in the latest intake which starts Tuesday 17 March and runs for 10 weeks.

Participants taking part in the program will have access to allied health professionals such as occupational therapists, podiatrists and physiotherapists, who will support and supervise Charles Sturt students to deliver the weekly program.

Project coordinator for the Ageing Well program and Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy in the School of Community Health Dr Melissa Nott said she encourages anyone over 65 years looking to improve their physical and cognitive health to join the program.

“Albury-Wodonga has an ageing community that want to be as independent as possible, and this program is all about supporting our older residents to keep active, enhance their social connections, and improve or maintain their mental and physical wellbeing,” Dr Nott said.

“This program provides an opportunity for the participants to work with Charles Sturt University health students as well as allied health professionals to improve their mobility, confidence, and ability to participate in home and community activities.

“Not only have we had a positive response from the participants involved in the program so far, but this program is also very beneficial for our students because it enables them to get hands-on experience and gain skills for their future careers as health professionals in regional areas.”

Participants will take part in a one-hour session consisting of individual and group activities each Tuesday for 10 weeks.

The program will be held each week at the Community Engagement and Wellness Centre, building 715, at Charles Sturt University in Albury-Wodonga.

For more information or to sign up for the program, contact Dr Nott on (02) 6051 9246 or send an email to ageingwell@csu.edu.au

Media Note:

To arrange interviews with Dr Melissa Nott, contact Rebecca Tomkins at Charles Sturt Media on mobile 0456 377 434 or news@csu.edu.au

Image note: (Left to right) Former Ageing Well participant Anne Simmonds and Charles Sturt student Hannah Williamson. 

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