NSW Health is supporting older people to live active and healthy lives, with improved physical and mental wellbeing. NSW Health is developing, implementing and funding a range of state-wide, evidence-based initiatives to support active living. These initiatives include Stepping On, Healthy and Active for Life Online, the Active and Healthy website and the NSW Falls Prevention and Healthy Ageing Network

Stepping On

NSW Health funds the Stepping On program which is delivered across the state by local health districts. Stepping On is an evidence-based falls prevention program to assist older people to reduce their risk of falling. Please visit the Stepping On website for more information about the program, or visit the Active and Healthy website website to find a Stepping On program near you.

Healthy and Active for Life Online

NSW Health funds the Healthy and Active for Life Online program. This is a home based physical activity and healthy lifestyle program for adults aged 60 years and over. The online program includes home exercise, online education modules and phone support, and aims to build participants' fitness, knowledge, skills and confidence to lead active and healthy lives. Please visit the Healthy and Active for Life website for more information about the program.

Active and Healthy

The Active and Healthy website is an online directory of physical activity programs, including those with a falls prevention component, for older adults. To find a suitable program in your local area visit Active and Healthy today.

NSW Falls Prevention and Healthy Ageing Network

The NSW Falls Prevention Program seeks to promote a comprehensive, systemic approach to falls prevention and to reducing fall-related injury within NSW. The program involves collaboration between the NSW Ministry of Health, the Clinical Excellence Commission, the Agency for Clinical Innovation, Ambulance NSW and the local health districts.

The NSW Falls Prevention and Healthy Ageing Network shares falls prevention knowledge, expertise and resources to those working in the hospital, community and residential aged care sectors. The Network is funded by the NSW Ministry of Health and is managed by the Clinical Excellence Commission.


Current as at: Tuesday 23 March 2021
Contact page owner: Centre for Population Health