Our Active Choices Active People model of service promotes Consumer Directed Care (CDC) principles for individuals who access our services, which include:
- promoting a wellness or active ageing approach that emphasises physical and mental health.
- opportunities to improve social participation to maintain or promote a person’s capacity to live as independently as possible.
- a person-centered approach to support, promoting wellness and active participation in goal setting and decision making.
- timely and flexible services that respond to a person and their needs.
As you grow older, being healthy, physically active and socially engaged can have many benefits.
Here are some tips to help you achieve active ageing:
- eat a balanced diet – Not only does this help keep your body healthy, but your brain too.
- do regular physical activity – Physical activity helps you build muscles, control weight, cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes and bone and joint problems (just to name a few). It can also help prevent falls and injuries. Always check with your doctor before undertaking new physical activities.
- engaging socially with others – Creating social relationships is good for your overall health and well-being, and of course, your mental health.