What is Stepping On?

Stepping On is a seven-week community-based falls prevention program for adults aged 65 years and over and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 45 and over.

  • The program helps participants build knowledge, strength and confidence to prevent falls and maintain their independence.
  • It includes gentle group exercise to improve balance and educational talks from experts.
  • Topics covered include home hazards, community safety, managing medications, safe footwear, vision and healthy eating.
  • No prior knowledge or exercise experience is required.

Stepping On is facilitated on the Central Coast by community partners, with support from Central Coast Health Promotion Service.

Program coordinators are health professionals with backgrounds in aged care, falls prevention and rehabilitation. ​

An older man smiling as he rests his hands and chin on his walking stick while on a sofa inside.
Two older adults exercising at home.

Stepping On – Central Coast

Programs run throughout the year. Car parking is available at most venues. Most venues chosen are accessible by public transport, however, you can request community transport for a small fee at registration.

To search for a Stepping On program in your area, click on the link below and filter the search results by Stepping On.

Alternatively, you can register and be notified when a program is available in your area. Register online or call (02) 4320 9700.

Who is it for?

Stepping On is for adults:

  • aged 65 and over, or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 45 and over.
  • fearful of falling or who have had a recent fall.
  • living independently in the community (including those living in a retirement village).
  • able to walk independently or with a walking stick.

The program is not suitable for people with dementia or other neuromuscular conditions.

Someone whose face is not in shot watering plants outside.
A group of older adults doing balance exercises while walking around a circle of chairs inside.

What is involved?

  • Weekly two-hour sessions delivered in your local community over seven weeks.
  • Educational talks from experts on falls prevention topics.
  • Gentle group exercise to improve your balance.
  • Weekly handouts and an exercise manual.
  • Booster session two months after the final program session.

How do I register?

Register online or call (02) 4320 9700

Programs are run throughout the year on an as-needed basis. Once you complete your online registration, a member of the Stepping On team will contact you when there is a program available in your area.

How do I promote it?

Use our resources to promote this program to friends, family, colleagues, clients, and patients.

Need more information?

Contact Central Coast Health Promotion Service on (02) 4320 9700 or email CCLHD-HealthPromotion@health.nsw.gov.au.

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