Centre for Positive Ageing


The Centre for Positive Ageing focuses on setting you up to make the most of your ageing experience and to view older age as a fulfilling and positive stage of life – whatever your circumstances may be.

We understand that older age does not always go as planned. Many people experience chronic diseases, loss of the people we care about, and many other challenges. This often begs the question – “what is so positive about ageing?

Well, there are many aspects of older age that are positive, and we hope to show you how to make the most of them. But we don’t gloss over the challenges – in fact, we will hit them head on and provide realistic and practical tips to help you age as positively as possible.

Below you can find more information about our programs.

Programs include:

Arts on Prescription

Using the creative arts; music, dance and the visual arts, to promote healthy and active ageing.

Arts on Prescription is a fun, engaging, and practical program where experienced artists work with small groups to help participants explore their own creativity and learn new skills - while at the same time focusing on specific health and wellness needs.

Each prescribed program runs for eight weeks at a time, with participants attending one to two classes per week. Twelve experienced artists specialising in a range of artistic forms from painting, visual arts, theatre, photography, music, writing and dance will teach the classes. Arts on Prescription is currently available in the Hammondville and North Turramurra areas.

Want more information? 

Arts prescribed to improve older people's health

Check out the Arts in Ageing Facebook page or get in touch using the contact details below.

Referral forms

Arts on Prescription Brochure Arts on Prescription Brochure (277 KB)

Arts on Prescription Info Sheet for Referrers: Hammondville Arts on Prescription Info Sheet for Referrers: Hammondville (889 KB)

Arts on Prescription Info Sheet for Referrers: Turramurra Arts on Prescription Info Sheet for Referrers: Turramurra (863 KB)

Arts on Prescription Allied Health & Nursing Referral Form Arts on Prescription Allied Health & Nursing Referral Form (445 KB)

Arts on Prescription Medical Practitioner Referral Form Arts on Prescription Medical Practitioner Referral Form (330 KB)

Eat Well Live Well

Helping you prepare healthy and tasty meals to enhance your wellbeing.

Poor nutrition can adversely affect a person’s lifespan and quality of life. The 'Eat Well, Live Well' Program is designed to help you prepare nutritious and tasty meals to enhance your well-being and enjoyment of food with minimal fuss. Changing just a few of your day-to day food practices may make a big difference to your health.

Developed by HammondCare’s Centre for Positive Ageing and Care, the Eat well, live well Program is backed by clinical evidence and delivered by qualified health practitioners and food champions.

"I Can Do That"

Helping you remain active and independent.

Staying active is vitally important to our health and wellbeing, especially as we age. The I Can Do That Program will provide you with the practical knowledge and skills required to help you stay active and involved in activities that are important to you.

Smooth Moves

Strategies to keep you steady on your feet and reduce your risk of falling.

The Smooth Moves Program is designed to give you the knowledge and the practical skills to maintain your balance and strength so you can safely and confidently remain living at home.

Developed by HammondCare’s Centre for Positive Ageing and Care, the evidence-based Smooth Moves Program is delivered by qualified HammondCare At Home health practitioners.

Want to know more?

For more information about any of these programs, please get in touch:

Barbara Woolsey
P 8788 3900
E bwoolsey@hammond.com.au

Positive Ageing Blog Posts:

Bev has been volunteering for the Sydney Swans for over 20 years, but in recent times, health challenges prevented her getting to a game. In fact, a fear of falling meant she hadn't stepped outside her home in 6 months. But all that changed when Bev got to see Adam Goodes' farewell at the SCG last weekend thanks to a bit of help from HammondAtHome