Strength for Life - Active Ageing Exercise Program in ACT
Our EmPower Team is proud to be a ‘Strength for Life’ provider within the ACT.
Strength for Life is an active ageing group exercise program created to help people over the age of 50 (over 40 for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders) improve their physical strength, fitness and social connection while ensuring accessibility for all.
The Australian Government’s Move it AUS – Better Ageing Grant Program enabled COTA
(Council on the Ageing) to expand and create this fantastic seniors exercise group program. Since then over 200 participants have joined the Strength for Life classes around Canberra, and if there’s one thing our EmPower Team is passionate about – it’s healthy ageing!
Regular exercise not only helps to reduce your risk of chronic disease, but also helps keep your bones and muscles strong, reduces your risk of falls and improves your coordination and confidence completing daily tasks and activities.
Our Strength for Life Active Ageing Program is delivered in a warm, friendly and social environment which aims to create genuine connections, build strength and functional ability. In turn, helping you maintain independence and improve your quality of life.
What benefits can I expect to get out of participating in this program?
- Preventing or managing arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes and heart disease
- Assistance reducing & managing chronic and persistent pain
- Reduced risk of falls
- Increased muscle mass, bone strength and joint health
- Improved balance, coordination and confidence
- Improved sleep, mood and energy levels
- Exercises individually tailored to you
- Opportunities for social interaction
To ensure we help you reach your goals, each participant in our Strength for Life Active Ageing program undertakes an Initial Assessment and is provided an individualised exercise program to be completed throughout the program.
At EmPower we believe in the importance of accessibility to all for allied health services and healthcare, and as a result, our Strength for Life Program is an affordable $15 per class, for each participant.
If this sounds like the program for you, please reach out to our friendly team today or make an appointment online.