Daily Moves

The City of Unley coordinates the Daily Moves Program for the councils within the Eastern Adelaide region.

About The Program

As we get older, health issues and life’s commitments can get in the way of us feeling our best. We might stop doing the things we love, or lose confidence doing things we used to take for granted, like walking to the shops or hanging out the washing. Fortunately, these skills can be regained or maintained by slowly introducing more movement into our days.

Daily Moves is a free supportive physical activity program for adults aged 65 years and above. 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.

The program provides support to adults who are mostly inactive, with priority given to people who are mobility impaired, managing chronic pain, socially isolated, caring for someone, living with dementia or have other specific needs.

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.

 

“Move it Aus“
 

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

How The Program Works

On entry to the program, each participant will undertake a free physical assessment and goal setting session, which will be used to create an individualised Daily Moves Plan. This plan will provide some suggested activities for participants based on their interests. An individualised Daily Moves Plan might include things like:

  • Balance, strength and stretch exercises to practice at home
  • Walking with a volunteer around the block
  • Joining a group fitness class, like line dancing, boxing, strength for life, or tai chi
  • Gardening, watering, wood working, cleaning, playing with grandchildren
  • Walking around the art gallery, window shopping with friends or doing your weekly shopping
  • Anything of your choice that encourages body movement of any type.

If they choose to, participants will also receive regular support, encouragement, mentoring and follow up assessments along the way. Or participants may wish to work at their own pace and provide feedback to the Daily Moves Team when they feel they have accomplished their goal.

As additional support participants will also receive invitations to attend educational seminars, workshops and demonstrations.

One on one support and modified activities will be provided to identified participants on an as needs basis.

How To Get Involved

If you are interested in becoming a participant of the Daily Moves program, there's just three simple steps to get involved:

  1. Phone us to express your interest. We will then post out an application form and questionnaire.
  2. Return the forms in the post to us.
  3. Come to an assessment day.
Contact us on 8372 5177 or email dailymoves@unley.sa.gov.au
 

Refer A Friend To Win

Have your enjoyed your involvement in the Daily Moves program? Word of mouth is the best promotional strategy, so we are hoping you can help us out!

Refer a friend to go in the draw for a chance to win a Fitbit Inspire HR valued at $179.95! Some of the features include:

  • Activity and Sleep Tracking
  • 24/7 Heart Rate (resting rate, heart rate zones, cardio fitness level)
  • Sleep Stage Analysis
  • Advanced Calorie Burn Tracking
  • 15+ Goal-Based Exercise Modes
  • Food Logging
  • Guided Breathing Sessions
  • Swimproof

Have your friend phone us and mention your name and you'll go in the draw to win. Multiple entries for multiple referrals are encouraged! Competition opens for all Daily Moves participants from 17 February until 17 April 2020. Read the full terms and conditions.

Daily Moves Partners

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.

Upcoming Events

The Daily Moves program has an exciting events schedule including free health education seminars and ‘come and try’ exercise opportunities.

Booking essential for planning purposes via the relevant links below or by phoning the Daily Moves team on 8372 5177.

  • Pilates for Beginners | Commences 2 March

    Commences Monday 2 March 10am
    Every Monday. five week term

    Adelaide Pilates Studio
    421 Magill Road, St Morris

    This beginner-friendly class combines traditional Pilates exercises, a variety of equipment (bands, straps, bolsters etc.) and a peaceful environment to help you unwind through stretching.

    Book online or phone the Daily Moves office on 8372 5177.

  • Physio Fit in the Park | Commences 16 March
    Commences Monday 16 March 10:30–11:30am
    Every Monday, four week term

    Thorndon Park, Paradise

    Over consecutive weeks learn from a physiotherapist how to exercise safely and effectively using outdoor fitness equipment in local parks and reserves. Learn and develop safe exercise knowledge and skills that you can continue using independently at any time in a local park near you.

    This program is being designed and delivered by senior physiotherapist from Move for Better Health. We encourage you to register into more than one location to get the full benefit of the program.

    Book online or phone the Daily Moves office on 8372 5177.
  • Sleep Psychology | 19 March
    Thursday 19 March 11am – 12.30pm

    Walkerville Town Hall
    66 Walkerville Terrace, Gilberton

    Sleep Psychology – the Importance of sleep for mental health and exercise recovery.

    This session is free, and will be delivered by Somnia Sleep Psychology.

    Book online or phone the Daily Moves office on 8372 5177.
  • Physio Fit in the Park | Commences 20 March
    Commences Friday 20 March 11:45–12:45am
    Every Friday, three week term

    Willow Bend Reserve, Vale Park

    Over consecutive weeks learn from a physiotherapist how to exercise safely and effectively using outdoor fitness equipment in local parks and reserves. Learn and develop safe exercise knowledge and skills that you can continue using independently at any time in a local park near you.

    This program is being designed and delivered by senior physiotherapist from Move for Better Health. We encourage you to register into more than one location to get the full benefit of the program.

    Book online or phone the Daily Moves office on 8372 5177.
  • Learn Nordic Walking | Commences 1 April
    Commences Wednesday 1 April - 6 May 10:00am
    Every Wednesday, six week term

    Location TBD

    Join fitness instructor Maria Voulgarakis in this facilitator-led six week course in the foothills of Campbelltown and Burnside council areas. Participants will need to be able to stand and walk for approx. one hour. Participants with a beginner level of fitness are more than welcome. The terrain will be mostly flat with some undulation in the later weeks of the program.

    Walking poles will be provided as part of this course.

    Book online or phone the Daily Moves office on 8372 5177.
  • Physio Fit in the Park | Commences 17 April
    Commences Friday 17 April 11:45–12:45am
    Every Friday, four week term

    Ridge Park, Myrtle Bank

    Over consecutive weeks learn from a physiotherapist how to exercise safely and effectively using outdoor fitness equipment in local parks and reserves. Learn and develop safe exercise knowledge and skills that you can continue using independently at any time in a local park near you.

    This program is being designed and delivered by senior physiotherapist from Move for Better Health. We encourage you to register into more than one location to get the full benefit of the program.

    Book online or phone the Daily Moves office on 8372 5177.
  • Physio Fit in the Park | Commences 20 April
    Commences Monday 20 April 10:30–11:30am
    Every Monday, three week term

    Felixstow Reserve, Felixstow

    Over consecutive weeks learn from a physiotherapist how to exercise safely and effectively using outdoor fitness equipment in local parks and reserves. Learn and develop safe exercise knowledge and skills that you can continue using independently at any time in a local park near you.

    This program is being designed and delivered by senior physiotherapist from Move for Better Health. We encourage you to register into more than one location to get the full benefit of the program.

    Book online or phone the Daily Moves office on 8372 5177.
  • Cycle Safe Essentials | 22 April
    Wednesday 22 April 10am - 12pm

    Bike SA, Keswick

    Feeling a bit rusty and lacking confidence on your bike? Head along to Bike SA for a tuning up! 2-hour course guiding you through common manoeuvres with a focus on riding the city. Bikes and helmets are provided or you can bring your own.

    Book online or phone the Daily Moves office on 8372 5177.
  • Let's Talk about Falls - Putting Preventative Strategies in Place | 23 April
    Thursday 23 April 11am

    Prospect Town Hall
    126 Prospect Road, Prospect

    Hear from Jeanette Richards, manager of the hugely beneficial and well known COTA Strength for Life program. Jeanette is a Fitness instructor (for 30 years) by trade and has worked to grow the Strength for Life program, from strength to strength! She has worked for over 20 years as an educator to other instructors and allied health professionals, with a focus on strength and balance and enjoys talking to groups about how they can decrease their risk of falls.

    Jeanette will discuss strategies, including exercise, to prevent falls and reduce harm from falls. April marks Fall Week, and this year’s theme is stay safe – communicate. This workshop will provide the opportunity to gain insight into what can be an unnerving topic for some.

    Book online or phone the Daily Moves office on 8372 5111.

    For more information about Strength for Life, visit the COTA website.
  • Learn to Play Golf | Commences 7 May

    Commences Thursday 7 May 1–2pm
    Every Thursday, five week term

    Lochiel Park Golf Club
    James Street, Campbelltown

    Over five weeks accredited Golf Coach Jon White will teach a small group the fundamentals of golf. Previous experience is not necessary - just come prepared to have some fun and experience the many benefits of golf!

    Registration is for all five weeks.

    • Week 1: Thursday 7 May - The Basics
    • Week 2: Thursday 14 May - Rolling & Loft
    • Week 3: Thursday 21 May - Landing Ball Further Away
    • Week 4: Thursday 28 May - Other Shots Around Green
    • Week 5: Thursday 4 June - Full Iron Shots

    All equipment provided. Please come in comfortable clothing and flat shoes.

    Book online or phone the Daily Moves office on 8372 5177.

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