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Still Standing Program

Still Standing Program

The Still Standing program was first launched in 2017.

Over the past 5 years the program has achieved great results including:

  • Average leg strength improved 42%

  • Average balance improved 46%

  • Average mobility improved 21%

  • Average functionality improved 20%

  • Number of patients classified as low risk of falling improved from 15% to 62%.

  • Data from the past 2 years suggest a reduction in falls by 50% by doing this program.

The Still Standing Program is a free program which consists of:

  1. Pre-program assessment with Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) and home exercise program designed by AEP and exercise bands.

  2. 2 group education sessions with Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) and Clinical Pharmacist or AEP.

  3. 12-week supervised group exercise program with AEP with tea and coffee provided after each class.

  4. Post program assessment with AEP.

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Class locations and information

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 The free Still Standing program 

The Still Standing program continues to be funded by the Western Sydney Primary Health network (Wentwest).

The program includes:

  • Initial assessment with Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) plus home exercise program designed by AEP with free exercise bands

  • 12-week supervised group exercise program with AEP to be completed over maximum 16 weeks.

  • Tea and coffee provided after each class

  • Final assessment with AEP after completion of the program.

Locations:

Castle Hill – Wrights Road Community Centre, Wrights Road, Castle Hill – Room 2

Day: Mondays

Class 1: 8.30am

Class 2: 10.30am

Assessments available at 8am and 10am, by appointment only.

 

Parramatta area – Ermington Community Centre, 6 River Road, Ermington – Meeting room

Day: Wednesdays

Class 1: 8.30am

Assessments available at 8am and 10am, by appointment only.

 

Doonside – Doonside Senior Citizens Club – 35 Graham Street, Doonside

Day: Thursdays

Class 1: 9.30am

Class 2: 10.30am

Assessments available at 9am, by appointment only.

 

Mount Druitt – Mount Druitt Hub, Ayres Grove, Mount Druitt – Room 2

Day: Fridays

Class 1: 9.00am

Class 2: 11.00am

Assessments available at 8.30am and 10.30am, by appointment only.

Eligibility:

  • Aged 65+ or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders aged 50+

  • Reside in Western Sydney (Blacktown, Parramatta, Castle Hill and Cumberland LGAs)

  • Medically stable and at risk of falling or have experienced a fall.

  • Not in aged residential care.

  • Not due to travel lasting more than one week within 4 months of starting

  • Not due to have any major elective medical procedure within 4 months of starting

  • Not completed the Still Standing Program in the past 2 years, unless recurrent falling and new referral from your GP, specialist or allied health professional.

Cost: 

There is no cost for this program for the first 12 exercise sessions (over maximum 16-week period).

What to bring:

  • Comfortable clothing

  • Safe footwear (ideally closed shoes)

  • Bottle of water

  • Mask (optional at the moment)

How to start the program:

Please note to start the class you must:

  • Complete the prescreening form

  • Be assessed before starting the classes. Please contact us to organise your assessment before starting the classes.

  • Bring your exercise bands with you to each class, given free at the assessment. Replacement exercise band packages can be bought for $15.

 

Before starting the classes, you need to complete an assessment. Please contact us for an appointment to complete your assessment. For the assessment, please bring with you a health summary, care plan or GP referral which outlines your health history to get a better understanding of your health needs. This program is funded and as part of the funding arrangement we need to assess your balance, strength and mobility before and after the program. It is also beneficial to see your improvement as well.

 

Everyone can attend 12 sessions over a maximum 16-week period. The start dates listed above are when the exercise classes will resume, participants are able to start though

If you are not in a position to start exercises classes and would like to be informed of future programs please complete the form at the bottom of the page. 

Class location maps

Mount Druitt

Mount Druitt Hub, Ayres Grove, Mount Druitt
Parking at the Mount Druitt Hub can be difficult most of the time. Please allow yourself plenty of time to find a parking spot or park at Westfield and walk over to the hub.

Castle Hill - Wrights Rd Community Centre- Activity Room 2
Wrights Rd, Castle Hill NSW 2154
Parking available at the centre.

Parramatta - Ermington Community Centre
6 River Road, Ermington NSW 2115
Parking available at the centre.

Doonside - Doonside Senior Citizen's Centre
Corner of Graham Street and Hill End Road, Doonside NSW
Parking available at the centre.

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