Agestrong

Staying active as you get older is important for good mental and physical health and wellbeing.

The Mornington Peninsula has a lot on offer for older people. There are plenty of seniors groups, social clubs, exercise groups and more. Search the resources below to find a group that is suitable for you.

Keeping Active, Involved and Informed Directory

Developed by Peninsula Health, Mornington Peninsula Shire and Frankston City Council, this directory provides information on physical activity groups, seniors groups, services & more that are available in the local area.

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Agestrong

Agestrong is a group strength and balance program for older people that no longer feel confident to access mainstream classes. It is a supportive program run by trained leaders and supported by health professionals.

Classes run for 45 – 50 minutes and use dumbbells, ankle weights and therabands to work the major muscle groups in the body in an effort to maintain balance and strengthen the muscles we use for everyday activities such as getting out of chair, walking, lifting shopping, etc.

Participants who need chair-based exercises can be accommodated in all classes, some venues offer chair-based only classes. 

Agestrong is run in partnership by Peninsula Health, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Frankston City Council, Belgravia Leisure and Langwarrin Community Centre. We offer groups at multiple venues across the catchment, see below our latest group listing:

Agestrong classes

All Agestrong participants must have an assessment with an Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist from Peninsula Health who will complete the Physical Activity Medical Assessment. During the assessment, they will ask you about previous injuries and surgeries, health conditions, medications and more. If you have any heart conditions or severe breathlessness, your GP will also need to sign a form to say that you are fit to exercise. The form will be sent to you when you call Access to book in for an assessment.

The Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist will then discuss the different exercise options that are available.

If Agestrong is the right class for you, your Physical Activity Medical Assessment form will be sent to us and you will be contacted get you started in the class

Get started with Agestrong

To book in for an assessment contact ACCESS on 1300 665 781.

Home Exercise Program

We have developed an exercise program for people to use at home. You can use items around your home as weights e.g. milk cartons filled with rice or tins.

Disclaimer: Please consult with your health professional prior to commencing any new exercise. Participating in any exercise or exercise program carries the possibility of physical injury. You should be in good physical condition and able to participate in the exercise. If you engage in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, and assume all risk of injury to yourself.

Further information


Agestrong Network Coordinator
Ph: (03) 5976 9071
Email: agestrong@phcn.vic.gov.au

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