Staying active is a major part of maintaining your independence as an older person. However, it’s not always easy to find exercise programs that are suitable for older people.
This is why Southern Cross Care has its own dedicated Wellness Centre. Located in Melbourne’s north, our Wellness Centre offers a range of health and fitness programs for people over 65 years.
Classes at the Wellness Centre will help you maintain your independence and quality of life, increase your fitness and meet new friends.
Our health professionals will assess your current health and fitness, and create an individualised exercise program for you.
Classes available include:
- Tai chi: to improve balance and concentration through gentle mind and body exercise
- Strength and balance: to gain muscle tone, stability and coordination through personalised gym-based exercise
- Walking group: Walk and talk your way to fitness. Improve cardiovascular endurance and confidence walking outdoors. Classes are offered for different levels of fitness
- Individual physiotherapy sessions: For people over 65 with complex health care needs. A doctor’s approval may be required before participating in physiotherapy sessions.
The Wellness Centre is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30am to 2:30pm. Contact the centre for prices. For more information, call us on (03) 9244 0900.
Day therapy centre features
Additional details: Services include Tai Chi, falls prevention & strength and balance groups, rehabilitation gymnasium