A new health and wellness hub for people aged 50 and over will open in Adelaide’s south in September with a focus on positive ageing and supporting NDIS and Home Care Package customers.
Aged care provider ACH Group is currently redeveloping its site in Christie Downs into a Health Studio 50+.
It will be the second health and wellness hub of its kind for the not-for-profit organisation after it launched its first studio at Glenelg in 2018.
The $250,000 redevelopment at Christie Downs includes:
- A new gym with state-of-the-art HUR gym equipment (designed specifically for older people), including Australia’s first HUR Senso cognitive training platform,
- A new studio to offer a range of new health and wellness classes,
- Refurbished clinic rooms for private consultations,
- Refurbished reception and waiting room for community and health customers.
ACH Group CEO Frank Weits said research by the aged care provider found having good health is a key element older people see in contributing to a living a good life.
“Our vision at ACH Group is to support people to live good lives as they age,” he said.
“By accessing HUR gym equipment, new health and wellness classes, and our allied health professionals, customers at Health Studio 50+ at Christie Downs will be supported to stay active or regain their health.
“Everything will be in one place for them to reach their optimal state of health physically, mentally and socially.”
ACH Group head of health Kate Dobie said the HUR equipment utilises world-leading technology that uses air pressure to allow older people to exercise safely, efficiently and reduces the stress on their joints.
“We’re extremely excited to have secured Australia’s first HUR Senso for the Health Studio 50+ at Christie Downs.
“The Senso machine improves balance and is a cognitive training platform, which will be especially beneficial to our customers,” she said.
Once open, Home Care Package and NDIS recipients will be eligible to use their funding to access Health Studio 50+ services.
Customer funded options will also be available.