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New exercise program targets chronic conditions in north west

Posted on March 11, 2020

(Right to left) HBP Group’s Jason Molann, with Burnie locals Debbie Mole and Pat Hoyland.

North west Tasmanians living with chronic health conditions now have access to a free, strength-based exercise program designed to boost their quality of life.

The Exercise Treatment Program is a 14-week course designed to improve activity levels of older people who have a long-term health condition, such as arthritis, osteoporosis, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, depression and more.

The Australian Government has committed $500,000 in funding for the north west program up to June 2022.

Primary Health Tasmania (Tasmania PHN) announced on 11 March that an open tender process had resulted in Tasmanian-based workplace health organisation Healthy Business Performance Group (HBP Group) being selectedto deliver the program.

The group exercise program targets people living in north west Tasmania who have – or are at risk of developing – a chronic health condition, and are aged 60 or older, or an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person aged 45 or older. 

Read our full media release
Read the program fact sheet