Health Tips

Do your knees hurt?

The University of Melbourne’s Department of Physiotherapy is conducting research into knee osteoarthritis among people of 45 years or more. The Department is looking for volunteers who suffer knee pain. Participants receive two physiotherapy sessions delivered via telehealth, for prescription of a strengthening exercise plan. All treatments are provided to participants with no charge. More information on the study and registration of your interest can be found at ( or by contacting Penny Campbell at (

Take a big Leep Forward

Recent regulations relating to COVID-19 have made it increasingly important for seniors to be able to make effective use of information technology. Leep ( is a not-for-profit organisation which provides one-on-one learning in the use of various features available through your smartphone or tablet:

  • emailing
  • texting
  • online shopping
  • online banking
  • sharing of photos and videos

If you join Leep, you’ll be assigned to a volunteer “tech mate”, who, through COVID-safe phone or video chats, will guide you through effective use of your device. In safe and supported areas, tech mates and learners can choose to meet in person at a mutually agreed location.

If you’d like to become a Leep learner, type in your browser https://www, or to volunteer to become a tech mate, type in your browser https://www, or phone 1300 163 106.

Healthy and Active for Life Online

Healthy and Active for Life Online ( is a free healthy lifestyle and home exercise program for older adults.

The aim of the program is to build participants’ fitness, knowledge, skills and confidence to lead active and healthy lives.

The program was developed by the Centre for Population Health Active Ageing team and is delivered in partnership with Local Health Districts across NSW.

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