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Agestrong

Contact Details

To book in for an assessment contact Access on 1300 665 781.
For further information about Agestrong contact: 

Phone: (03) 5976 9071
Email: Agestrong@phcn.vic.gov.au
Address:

Agestrong Network Coordinator
The Mornington Centre,
24 Separation Street,
Mornington, 3931

About Agestrong

Agestrong is a group strength and balance program for older people. The classes are run by trained leaders and use dumbbells, ankle weights and therabands to work the major muscle groups in the body.

The aim of Agestrong is to strengthen the muscles that are used for everyday activities such as getting out of a chair, walking, lifting shopping, etc. It also includes balance exercises.

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, Langwarrin Community Centre and Karingal Place.

A list of classes can be found here.

Read the latest edition of the Keeping Active & Involved Directory.

Is Agestrong right for you?

All Agestrong participants must have a Physical Activity Medical Assessment completed prior to starting in a class.

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.

An Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist from Peninsula Health, will complete the Physical Activity Medical Assessment. During the assessment, they will ask you about previous injuries and surgeries, health conditions, medications and more. They 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.

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.