A free online healthy lifestyle program is now available for people aged 60 or above living on the Central Coast.

Healthy and Active for Life aims to support older people to live independently by increasing their knowledge, skills and confidence in how to lead active and healthy lives, while also helping to prevent falls.

Programs will run four times a year, with the first program starting on Monday 12 October. Each program runs for 10 weeks, with self-paced interactive healthy eating and lifestyle modules supported by exercise videos to do in your home each week. Participants will also receive weekly phone support from a trained coach at times that suit them.

Healthy and Active for Life is an NSW Health state-wide initiative being offered on the Central Coast by the Local Health District’s Health Promotion Service.

Leanne Andrew, health promotion officer at the Central Coast Health Promotion Service, said: “This is a great opportunity to get active and learn about healthy lifestyle habits from the comfort of your own home, and with tailored advice from trained coaches at a time that suits you. What’s more, it’s free.

“The program is available to anyone living on the Coast. So, whether you live in Blackwall or Budgewoi, Spencer or Summerland Point, we’re urging people to sign up today.”

To register, or for more information, visit www.activeandhealthy.nsw.gov.au or contact the Central Coast Health Promotion Service on 4320 9700.