Daily Moves

What is the program all about?

Daily Moves is a free supportive physical activity program for adults aged 65 years and above living independently in Eastern Adelaide. Daily movement, including things like taking out the bins, can go a long way to maintaining independence, preventing frailty, managing chronic pain, keeping us socially connected, lifting our mood, along with many other benefits.

 The program is available for residents in the following council areas:

  • City of Burnside
  • Campbelltown City Council
  • City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters
  • City of Prospect
  • City of Unley
  • Town of Walkerville.

The program involves a suite of activities which are all provided free of charge:

  • Fitness assessments at regular intervals, to understand your personal strengths and limitations and to track progress
  • One-one-one physical activity guidance, assistance and advice
  • Health education seminars, webinars, and come and try programs and events
  • Referrals and linkages to our network of Daily Moves Partners
  • Online motivation and support through YouTube exercise and educational videos, sharing resources in our newsletter and access to the Go Get Fit app.
  • Personalised advice and coaching

Fitness assessment - what to expect

We encourage all participants to undertake a fitness assessment with us. We are able to offer assessments to participants every nine months, and they provide you and us with valuable information about your strengths and limitations. Your assessment guides us in the support we offer you, to achieve your goal.

Assessments take approximately one hour and all parts of the assessment are voluntary.

We supervise university students from health sciences disciplines to assist us in conducting the fitness assessments.

Wellbeing survey

 A five-minute survey which provides us with more information about you, your perceived quality of life and social connectedness. 

Grip Strength Test

 The grip strength test is used to evaluate the participant’s maximal grip force produced in a single muscular contraction. Grip strength is commonly used as an indicator of a person’s overall strength capacity.  

Unipedal Stance Test (Balance)

 Maintaining or improving balance ability is vital to prolonging the healthy lifespan of older adults. The unipedal stance test requires the participant to stand on one leg for up to 45 seconds with eyes opened and with eyes closed. Clinicians use the unipedal stance test to identify whether a patient is vulnerable to falls.  

Timed Up and Go Test

 The Timed Up and Go is a test that measures the time it takes for a participant to rise from a chair and walk 3 metres away and then return to the chair and sit down again. It is a screening tool used to assist clinicians in identifying people most at risk of falling and provides an overall indication of physical function.

6-Minute Walk Test

 The 6-minute walk is a self-paced test designed to measure the distance a participant can walk in 6 minutes. It is used to measure submaximal physical capacity and is a good indicator of cardiovascular fitness.

Goal setting interview

This interview will see participants will design and commit to practical physical activity goals for the next six months. The Daily Moves team also uses this interview to design and determine what types of activities, options and supports to put in place to assist participants to reach their goals.

Health and physical activity events

The Daily Moves program hosts health education seminars, workshops and Come and Try Events.

 Upcoming events

Keeping you active and well - online!

 Visit our YouTube channel

The Daily Moves program works with local providers to create all abilities workout videos, cooking demonstrations, health education talks, and more, with new videos being released regularly. If you like what you see, click ‘subscribe’ so you can be notified when new videos are released. 

We have also developed an Recipe e-Book(PDF, 5MB) in partnership with Nourish Adelaide, which includes eight delicious recipes designed to support immune health in older adults. It contains complete nutritional analysis of each recipe as well as lots of other information from an Accredited Practising Dietician. Contact us to request a printed copy on (08) 8372 5177 / dailymoves@unley.sa.gov.au

The program also offers webinars (online seminars) on a range of health and wellbeing topics via Zoom. We have put together a handy ‘how to’ guide on watching webinars using Zoom. If you are new to Zoom or haven’t watched a webinar before, we encourage you to have a look.  

View the Zoom 'how to' Guide(PDF, 75KB)

Click here to read more about the upcoming webinars

How do I get involved?

Apply to join the program

If you are interested in becoming a participant of the Daily Moves program and having a fitness assessment with us, apply online now, or contact us to request an application pack in the post.

Apply online

Contact us on (08) 8372 5177 or email dailymoves@unley.sa.gov.au

You only need to apply if you are interested in having a fitness assessment with us and accessing one-on-one physical activity support. If you would simply like to attend our events, access our resources and peruse our online videos, you need not apply. However, we do encourage everyone to sign up to our mailing list below so you will be the first to know when new events and opportunities are organised.

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Daily Moves - become an industry partner

We are searching for Daily Moves Partners—health and fitness businesses, community groups and sporting clubs—that provide age friendly exercise opportunities and are keen to help us encourage older adults to move more.

As part of your involvement, you will be invited to free professional development courses, have the opportunity to submit articles, special offers or similar into our Daily Moves newsletter; and feature as a recommended provider in a participant’s Daily Moves Plan, according to their location, goals and exercise preferences.

It’s simple to become a Daily Moves partner:

  1. Fill out the application form and return to dailymoves@unley.sa.gov.au
  2. We will be contact you to arrange a time to meet, explain the program in more detail and what opportunities it could present.

Daily-Moves-Partner-Application-Form.pdf(PDF, 1MB)

This program is funded by the Move it Aus – Better Ageing Grant, provided by the Australian Government, with support from Sport Australia.

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