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Stepping On Program

Stepping On is a free and friendly exercise program for seniors to build knowledge, strength and confidence to prevent falls, keep active and independent! Starting in February and May 2023.

About the Stepping On Program

In partnership with Western Sydney Local Health District, Cumberland’s senior residents are invited to take part in Stepping On.

Recent data suggests that the Cumberland Local Government Area (LGA) has the highest falls incidence in Western Sydney.

The Stepping On Program is a free and friendly exercise program for seniors to build knowledge, strength and confidence to prevent falls. Keep yourself active and independent!

The program is available to residents aged 65 years and over, and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander residents aged 45 years and over, who have had a fall or are fearful of falling.

The program runs for 2 hours a week over 7 weeks with a catch-up session two months after completion.

The program will:

  • Help you step outside with confidence
  • Improve strength and balance
  • Increase awareness of hazards
  • Assist with managing medications wisely

Term 1 starts Thursday, 9 February 2023

Program runs:

  • from 10am to 12pm
  • for seven weeks every Thursday plus one catch up session
  • in the Miller Room, Merrylands Community Centre, 17 Miller Street, Merrylands

Term 2 starts Tuesday, 2 May 2023

Program runs:

  • from 10am to 12pm
  • for seven weeks every Tuesday plus one catch up session
  • in the Multipurpose Room, The Granville Centre, 1 Memorial Drive, Granville

Three easy ways you can register:

  1. Phone the Stepping On Registration Line: 1800 255 774
  2. Email: WSLHD-ActiveandHealthy@health.nsw.gov.au
  3. Complete the online registration form