A free online healthy lifestyle program for older adults living on the Central Coast will return in 2021.

Healthy and Active for Life is available for people aged 60 or over, or 45 or over for people who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

It 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 over the year, with the first of the year starting on Monday 25 January, although registrations close one week prior. The program will run 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 bespoke phone support from a local trained coach at times that suit them.

Healthy and Active for Life is an NSW Health state-wide initiative that launched in October this year. It is facilitated 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: “We’re delighted to offer our online Healthy and Active for Life program again in 2021.

“Those who took part in our inaugural program in October found it was a great way to get active and learn about healthy lifestyle habits from the convenience and comfort of their own home.

“So, for anyone who might be making a new year’s resolution to be healthier, this program is the perfect opportunity.”

To register, or for more information, visit www.activeandhealthy.nsw.gov.au or contact the Central Coast Health Promotion Service on 4320 9700. Registrations close on Friday 15 January.