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Phone: 02 9450​ 7050 ​(leave your details for a call back)

Email: [email protected]

** Note: new phone number**​​

​About the Program

Stepping On is a FREE, 7-week fall prevention program for adults aged 65 years and over and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people ​aged 45 years and over:

  • ​The program helps participants learn how to reduce their risk of falling and how to maintain their independence.
  • Stepping On includes gentle group exercise to improve balance and educational talks from experts.
  • Topics covered include home hazards, community safety, managing medications, safe footwear, and vision and healthy eating.
  • No prior knowledge or exercise experience is required.

​​Stepping On is a NSW Health program and is run locally by Northern Sydney Local Health District in conjunction with Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney. Program coordinators are health professionals with backgrounds in aged care, falls prevention and rehabilitation. ​

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    How to Register


    To register for Stepping On:

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    alternate text 49 Call: 02 9450 7050 (for a call-back​)

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    Phone: ​​02 9450​ ​7050  
    Email: [email protected]

    Once you have completed your registration, our Northern Sydney Stepping On team will contact you to complete the registration into your program.
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  • Stepping On Exercise Courses​ 

    Course locations and dates


    We offer a number of Step​ping On programs across Northern Sydney. Each course runs for seven weeks, two hours per week, with a booster session two months after the last session.


    See our term program list for times, dates and locations:​

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    Stepping On Brochures:
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    alternate text 49​English ​Flyer​
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    ​Who is it​​ for?


    Stepp
    ing On is for adults:

    • aged 65 years and over (and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people​ aged 45 and over)
    • living at home (incl. those living independently in a retirement village)
    • able to walk independently or with a walking stick
    • fearful of falling (or has recently fallen)
    • living in the area covered by the Northern Sydney Local Health District
    The program is not suitable for people with dementia or neuromuscular conditions.



 Transport

  • ​​​Most venues chosen are accessible by public transport.
  • Car parking is available at most venues.
  • You can request community transport (for a small fee) at registration.​

 Refer Patients and Clients

​Health professionals wishing to ​refer​ their clients/patients to Stepping On can use the Stepping On Referral Form:

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  • Are you worried about falling? Stepping On is a free program from Northern Sydney Local Health District that can help you improve your balance.
    You can register for Stepping On online, or leave your details via phone on 02 9450 7050.

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  • Have you had a fall recently? Learn practical ways to reduce your risk of falling by joining Stepping On – a free Northern Sydney Local Health District program.
    You can register for Stepping On online, or leave your details via phone on 02 9450 7050.

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  • Do you want to improve your balance? Stepping On is a free Northern Sydney Local Health District fall prevention program.
    You can register for Stepping On online, or leave your details via phone on 02 9450 7050.

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  • Stepping On can help you improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. This program is run by Northern Sydney Local Health District.
    You can register for Stepping On online, or leave your details via phone on 02 9450 7050.

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 Become a Guest Speaker

Are you an allied health professional, exercise physiologist, nurse or community worker?
Are you interested in being a guest speaker at Stepping On groups?

We have guest speakers come and speak on falls prevention topics at our courses and are always looking for new people to join the team, particularly those who can present in a second language such as Cantonese or Mandarin.

Register your interest in joining us by emailing: [email protected]
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    How to Register


    To register for Stepping On:

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    alternate text 49 Call: 1800 255 774

    Once you have completed your registration, our Northern Sydney Stepping On team will contact you to complete the registration into your program.​​​​​
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    Courses


    We offer a number of Stepping On programs across Northern Sydney. Each course runs for seven weeks, two hours per week, with a booster session two months after the last session.


    See our term program list for times, dates and locations:​

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    Stepping On Brochure:
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    ​Who is it​​ for?


    Stepp
    ing On is for adults:

    • aged 65 years and over (and Aboriginal people aged 45 and over)
    • living at home (incl. those living independently in a retirement village)
    • able to walk independently or with a walking stick
    • fearful of falling (or has recently fallen)
    • living in the area covered by the Northern Sydney Local Health District
    The program is not suitable for people with dementia or neuromuscular conditions.
​​Register:  Online Registrationalternate text 47​| 1800 255 774 | Email: [email protected]

** A new registration phone number will be available from 1 July 2024 **