The Active Aging Group Class is a seniors focused session. The class consists of individually tailored exercises to improve strength, mobility and fitness. The aim of the sessions are to improve your functional capacity, promote independence and enhance quality of life.
The classes are run by Exercise Physiologists who are experts in chronic disease management and experienced in working with older participants.
Participants are required to attend an Assessment, prior to attending the group class.
Bookings are required to attend the class as there are a maximum of 8 participants per session.
A subsidy for the Active Aging class is available to inactive older Australians over the age of 65. Inactive older Australians are those participating in less than 30 minutes a day of moderate exercise.
Each eligible older Australian may only receive a subsidy for one exercise assessment and a maximum of 12 x 1-hour group sessions.
In order to utilise the subsidy participants must contribute a co-payment for the class. That is, the cost to the participant who is eligible for the subsidy is the co-payment fee.
- Active Aging Assessment – Co-payment of $18.50 (incl GST)
- Active Aging Group Class – Co-payment of $8.50 (incl GST) per participant per session
Participants cannot use concurrent funding from another source for the same activity to cover the costs of their co-payment. This can include but not limited to:
- Department of Veterans’ Affairs exercise physiology or allied health services
- Aged care or National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) allied health or exercise physiology
- Private health insurance including group classes, exercise or allied health
The following persons will not be eligible due to being funded by other programs:
- Home Care Package recipients
- Commonwealth Home Care Package recipients (excluding CHSP Transport recipients)
- Receiving subsidies from other funding sources for group sessions at the same time as the
However participants may use CHSP funding to access transport to and from the group sessions. When required, the authorised provider should facilitate referrals with appropriate providers.