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. The program aims to encourage participants to move their bodies daily for 30 minutes. 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.

How we can support you

Daily Moves 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.

We are very pleased to be able to advise you that with COVID-19 restrictions easing, commencing July 2020, we are able to recommence a modified face-to-face Daily Moves program.

The program involves a comprehensive suite of activities including:

  • fitness assessments at regular intervals,
  • one-on-one physical activity assistance, guidance and advice,
  • come and try programs and events,
  • referrals and linkages,
  • online program accessible any time which includes exercise and health education videos and access to the Go Get Fit app, and
  • personalised advice and ongoing coaching and mentoring.

Every aspect of the Daily Moves program is free of charge.

COVID-19 Safe practices

If you are in good health and wish to connect with the Daily Moves program, be assured that we have taken steps to make sure our services are safe by taking into consideration the current legislation and government recommendations.

 We have put the following in place for everyone’s safety and welfare:

  • We have developed a COVID-Safe plan

  • We have modified our services to ensure that group activities enable all participants, employees, volunteers and students maintain physical distancing

  • We have provided all staff, students, contractors and volunteers with COVID-Safe training which will ensure they maintain high levels of personal hygiene, handwashing routines and cough/sneeze etiquette at all times

  • We have put measures in place to ensure that any staff, students, contractors and volunteers who are unwell remain at home and get tested if displaying the symptoms of a respiratory illness or fever

  • Participants will also need to fill out a short attendance questionnaire at the beginning of each activity they attend (or service they receive) This is a government requirement for contact tracing should an outbreak occur.

  • We also want to share the benefits of the COVID Safe app, which can help identify, monitor and track instances of the virus.

COVID-19 advice from both the Commonwealth and State Governments remains that, Australians aged 70 years or older, 65 years or older with chronic health problems, Indigenous Australians 50 years or older or with chronic health problems and people with compromised (weakened) immune systems 'continue to be vulnerable and are at greater risk of infection'. The South Australian Road Map for easing COVID-19 restrictions states, 'vulnerable people, like the elderly and people with chronic health conditions should talk to their doctor about what is appropriate for them'.

Fitness assessment - what to expect

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.

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

Health and physical activity events

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

 Click here to read more about the upcoming events

Learn more about the program

How do I get involved?

Daily Moves 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.

If you are interested in becoming a participant of the Daily Moves program, apply online now, or phone us to request an application pack in the post.

 Apply online

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

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Join our mailing list to stay informed about the Daily Moves program, our latest workout videos, health education webinars and more. During COVID-19 restrictions, we are sending newsletters on a weekly basis. 

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Read our previous Daily Moves newsletters

Daily Moves Weekly Update 19 June 2020

Daily Moves Weekly Update 12 June 2020

Daily Moves Weekly Update 5 June 2020

Archive of all past newsletters

Daily Moves - become a 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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