Healthy Ageing & Prevention of Injury (HAPI) Program

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Who are eligible 

People are eligible to participate if they are living independently in their home and are:-

  • Frail and/or able bodied older people;

  • People with a intellectual and/or physical disability;

  • People with an acquired brain injury (ABI); and

  • Carers of these people.

 

Participation in the program

A completed GP referral form is required prior to commencing HAPI. Anyone can refer themselves or an   eligible person to this program by contacting the Planned Activity Group Office on 03 5654 2791 or by emailing the HAPI instructor kay.rodda@gshs.com.au

 

The who and what of HAPI

This program is managed by Gippsland Southern Health Service’s (GSHS) Planned Activity Group Coordinator.  Each exercise session is lead by a qualified, group exercise leader with assistance and support from Allied Health Assistants. 

 

Types of activities

The HAPI program is a chair based and/or weight bearing, low impact aerobic exercise program which aims to improve strength, flexibility and balance in participants.  As a general guide, activities can include use of hand weights, balance discs, small/medium sized balls and resistance bands.  

 

Benefits include:-  

  • Improved general fitness and increased awareness. 

  • Improved sense of wellbeing due to better physical health and social interactions.

  • Reduced hospital admissions due to decreased risk of falls.

 

Program details

MONDAY & TUESDAY - Morning Session    

The Masonic Hall, 

25 Bridge Street, Korumburra

Commencing at 9.45am through until 11.15am.  Exercises start at 10.00am.

 

MONDAY– Afternoon Session    

Senior Citizens Centre, Couper Street, Mirboo North 

Commencing at 1.45pm through until 3.15pm.  Exercises start at 2.00pm.

 

WEDNESDAY - Morning Session    

Dakers Centre, Smith Street, Leongatha

Commencing at 9.15am through until 11.30am.  Exercises start at 9.30am (1st group) and 10.45am (2nd group).  Please note:  10:45am (2nd group) class at Leongatha is more cardiovascular.

 

Exercise classes run for 45 minutes and conclude with a cuppa and morning/afternoon tea. 

 

Program costs & attendance

A scheduled fee per person is charged and invoiced monthly. If you are not able to attend the program for any reason, you are requested to contact our staff on 03 5654 2791 to advise them of your absence.  If the office is unattended, please ensure you leave a message with the relevant details.

 

Medication & personal care

Staff are NOT permitted to administer medications or undertake personal care tasks.  It is vitally important that you ensure you advise staff of any changes to your circumstances i.e. medical condition/history, living arrangements etc.  

     

Areas the program services

The program is structured to provide services to different communities within the South Gippsland local government areas on different days.

Contact

65 Bridge Street

Korumburra Victoria

Postal Address:

65 Bridge Street

Korumburra Vic 3950

Telephone:

03 5654 2737

Email:

gshs.pag@gshs.com.au

Hours:

Mon - Fri

8:30am to 5pm

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Private Bag 13, Leongatha  Vic  3953

Tel:  03 5667 5555

66 Koonwarra Road, Leongatha

Tel:  03 5667 5555

65 Bridge Street, Korumburra

Tel:  03 5654 2777

Patients, Clients & Families

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