Healthy Living

Alwyndor's Healthy Living Services... Changing the way you age.

At Alwyndor we understand the importance of maintaining your health and wellbeing especially as we age. Each of our services, will help you be the healthiest and happiest version of yourself.

Alwyndor's Healthy Living Services are offered to those living in the Holdfast Bay and Marion areas. We are funded by the Department of Health to provide Allied Health Services including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, social work and speech pathology services on an individual basis, as well as a variety of group programs. We also provide these same services privately and have HICAPS facilities to enable access with Private Health Insurance.

We have a dedicated, professionally supervised area with modern, easy-to-use equipment inside the main complex that is available to Alwyndor residents and to the general public.

Throughout the year, we run numerous group programs that include:

  • Balance and Falls Prevention
  • Light Weights
  • Tai Chi
  • General Exercise
  • Memory Support
  • Men’s Group
  • Women’s Group
  • Pilates
  • Talkback Group

We also offer:

  • In home safety/mobility assessments
  • Equipment assessments
  • Self management programs for chronic conditions
  • Education seminars
  • A regular Massage Clinic for carers and for people with chronic conditions, pain, stress or disturbed sleep

Like the rest of Alwyndor’s dedicated staff, our therapists are all highly qualified, knowledgeable and approachable with a wealth of experience in working with older people.

To receive services under the Department of Health, a referrals through My Aged Care will be required. If you find it difficult to navigate the My Aged Care system, our friendly Healthy Living team will be happy to help you through your referral process. For private services we accept referrals from GPs, medical specialists, other allied health professionals, carers and self referrals. Our therapists will work with you to assess and identify your individual needs, and formulate a plan to help you achieve your goals.

But it’s not only about the exercise.

The great thing about using Alwyndor’s Healthy Living Services is that once you’re done, you can relax with friends or even make some new ones over a drink in Dorothy’s Café.

For enquiries, please call 8177 3200.

"Thank you for the great weekly Thursday Tai Chi class. Mary is a terrific instructor and keeps our interest and fitness by setting small challenges. The class has helped me recover enormously from a total knee operation last year."

Healthy Living Client, July 2017

 

Healthy Living Services

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Physiotherapy

Alwyndor’s Physiotherapists are highly qualified professionals who work with you to improve your physical and social wellbeing.

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Occupational Therapy

Alwyndor’s Occupational Therapists have a people-centered ethos and work with you to maintain your interest and ability to participate in the activities of everyday life.

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Speech Pathology

Alwyndor’s Speech Pathologists are accomplished allied health professionals who have expertise in the assessment and treatment of communication and swallowing difficulties.

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Podiatry

Alwyndor’s Podiatrists are skilled clinicians trained in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of foot and lower limb problems.

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Social Work

Alwyndor’s Social Worker engages with community members to facilitate social change and development, social cohesion and the empowerment of individuals.

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