Exercise Right for Active Ageing

The Exercise Right for Active Ageing (ERAA) program is an Australian Government subsidised program aimed at increasing the physical activity levels of those people 65 years and over

The program is open to inactive older Australians over 65. Indigenous Australians who are over 55 can also enrol in the program. You must first complete a pre screening assessment prior to commencing the class. This can be done over the phone or via video. The program is suitable for those with a chronic condition, injury or illness, who are on a wait list for an Australian government home care package and those who are not accessing allied health services through the commonwealth home support program. 

ELIGIBILITY

The program is open to inactive older Australians over 65. Indigenous Australians who are over 55 can also enrol in the program. You must complete a pre-screening assessment prior to commencing the classes. This can be done over the phone or via video.

 

Our program is suitable for those:

  • With a chronic condition, injury or illness

  • Who are on the wait list for an Australian Government Home Care package

  • Not accessing allied health services through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme


If you are living with a chronic condition, injury or illness, more information on how exercise can help you is available here.

 

If you have a lung condition, your Lung Foundation Australia ‘Lungs in Action’ exercise physiology instructor can apply to deliver our program.

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

Each participant may be eligible for:

  • 1 x pre-exercise screening

  • 1 x pre-assessment

  • 12 x shorter 20, 30 or 45 minute sessions via Telehealth OR

  • 12 x 1-hour in-person sessions

  • 1 x free post-assessment

 

Please note, pre-assessments and post-assessments can be done in your home.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

To access the government subsidies, we require the following co-payments:

  • $8.00 for each one hour in-person class

  • $6.00 for each 45 minute Telehealth class

  • $4.00 for each 30 minute Telehealth class and

  • $3.00 for each 20 minute Telehealth class

 

The subsidies only apply to 12 classes no matter how long a class you do.

 

Your final assessment is provided free of charge. An additional one-off payment is also required for your pre-assessment which varies depending on where you live. Please contact your local provider for more information.

 

WHO RUNS THE CLASSES?

Each class will be run by a university qualified Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) or Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES). The classes are delivered either at a physical facility or via an approved Telehealth provider.

 

The benefits of attending a class run by an accredited exercise professional include:

  • Improved safety during exercises

  • Exercises that are better targeted to your needs

  • Ongoing health and advice to help you stay active

  • Referral pathways to other health professionals or services that may suit your needs


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