New online program keeping older Australians active in remote communities

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New online program keeping older Australians active in remote communities
Outback Active is a new program aimed at keeping older Australians active and healthy, now available to older people living in Katherine.

Outback Active, a new program aimed at keeping older Australians active and healthy, is now available to older people living in Katherine.

Outback Active is a free 12-week program, tailored for individuals aged 65 and above and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples aged 50 years and above. The program is set to improve the way seniors stay active.

Using TeleFit technology, the program offers participants the opportunity to engage in exercise sessions from their own homes.

The first 4 sessions are being led by an experienced exercise physiologist. The remaining sessions will be conducted by either an exercise scientist or a Charles Darwin University (CDU) exercise and sports science student under supervision.

Christine Butler, NT PHN’s Katherine Regional Community Engagement Lead, performed the Acknowledgement of Country at the program’s launch.

“Staying active keeps you strong, healthy and mobile,” Christine says. 

“As our population ages, it’s important to fund programs that assist older Australians to remain physically active.”

Outback Active is a collaboration between CDU and Southern Cross Care, made possible through funding provided by NT PHN.

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