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Keeping Active, Involved and Informed

Karyn Agestrong Coordinator

Physical activity is important at every age.

There are specific recommendations on physical activity for health for older Australians, according to the Department of Health.

Older Australians are advised to:

  1. Think of movement as an opportunity, not an inconvenience.
  2. Be active every day in as many ways as you can.
  3. Put together at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on most, preferably all, days.
  4. If you can, also enjoy some regular, vigorous activity for extra health and fitness.

Karyn Seymour is the Agestrong Network Coordinator for Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. In her role, Karyn coordinates the operations of Agestrong, a group strength and balance program that has been specifically developed for older people.

“I started at Peninsula Health 14 years ago doing an administration traineeship,” explains Karyn.

“From there I was encouraged to go University and I studied Health Sciences majoring in Health Promotion part time while I worked at Peninsula Health.”

“I worked in the health promotion team in community health for a few years before moving into the role of Agestrong Coordinator.”

One of the projects Karyn has been working on in her role is the Keeping Active, Involved & Informed Directory, which lists over 200 local physical activity, seniors and social groups. The directory is developed in partnership with the Mornington Peninsula Shire and Frankston City Council.

You can view the directory online www.peninsulahealth.org.au/agestrong  or order a free copy by contacting Karyn Seymour, Agestrong Network Coordinator agestrong@phcn.vic.gov.au or 5976 9071