Musculoskeletal Australia (MSK) have been successful in securing an Australian government grant through the Sport Australia ‘Move it AUS- Better Ageing’ initiative. Musculoskeletal Australia will be working with the University of Sydney to oversee and implement the Project.
The ‘Active Neighbourhoods for Older Australians’ project will aim to:
The ‘Active Neighbourhoods for Older Australians’ project will support the expansion of PA programs for older people in all Neighbourhood Houses and Centres across Australia through capacity building, partnership development, awareness raising, and activation of peer support for program participants.
If you would like more information on programs available or attend a program, please contact your local Neighbourhood House or Centre, or contact MSK ANOA project staff on (03) 8531 8020 or ANOA@msk.org.au
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Webinar 1 – Active Neighbourhoods for Older Australians Project: an overview of project, funding requirements, training opportunities, support and resources for staff and volunteers.
Thursday 31 October 2019, 11am to 12pm (AEST)
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Webinar 1 slides
The Community Connectors (CC) Program aims to raise awareness of the physical activity (PA) programs for older people at your NH and provide personal support and a welcoming environment for new, older people attending PA classes. Involvement in the CC program is available to any NH throughout Australia.
We will be running a FREE webinar to cover the details of what the CC program will involve. This webinar will cover details such as the goals of the program, the benefits for your NH of having CCs, who might be suitable as a CC and what they might do. Details about the CC training and the overall evaluation of the initiative will also be covered.
The target audience for the webinar is managers or other appropriate staff members from Neighbourhood Houses or Centres across Australia who are interested in Community Connectors training.
The ANOA Community Connector Program – Setting up the Program at your NH
Thursday 20 February 2020, 11am AEDT
The VAAP Self-assessment Tool and Resources has been designed to assist you to review and reflect on your current programs and activities, to think about what you’re currently doing and if it might need to be improved. The SaTR takes a continuous quality improvement approach and is intended as a ‘value-adding’ tool.
We are currently in the process of reviewing and updating the tool. The revised version will be completed early in the New Year and will be available to access through this page once reviewed.
Emma Cross – Project Manager
Bec Benini – Health Promotion Coordinator