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Mission Statement

Doutta Galla provides high quality, culturally appropriate and accessible primary, community and mental health services with a particular focus on the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in the cities of Melbourne and Moonee Valley.
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Falls Prevention Program

Making a Move is a free home-based falls prevention physical activity and nutrition program.

Making a move - the beautiful life

Making a Move is a free home-based falls prevention physical activity and nutrition program. Falls are a major cause of injury for older people.

This program aims to increase your strength, balance and confidence and reduce your risk of falling.

Falls are a major cause of injury for older people. This program aims to increase your strength, balance and confidence and reduce your risk of falling.

This program has proven to be effective in preventing falls and assisting people to maintain their lifestyle.

Who is this for?

  • People not attending a physical activity group.
  • People who are finding it difficult to leave the house without help
  • People approximately 70 years and older, living at home.
  • People who have had a fall or who are worried they will fall.
  • People living in the cities of Moonee Valley and Melbourne.

How do I get involved in Making a Move program?

Phone Doutta Galla Community Health on: 8378 3500 and let us know you are calling about the program.

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How does it work?

  • A physiotherapist will visit you at your home.
  • You will be given your own simple, exercise program.
  • Also, a picture booklet to remind you to do your exercises.
  • To help you get started a fitness instructor will visit you a few times at home.
  • A dietitian will also visit to give you nutrition advice.
  • Between visits you will get a phone call to see how you are going.
  • The program goes for 12 months and interpreters are available.
  • The program is free

Making a Move Flyers

Click on the translated Making a Move flyers. If you have any difficulties reading any of the flyers listed below phone: 8378 3500.

Making a Move Flyer [PDF 314KB]
Making a Move Flyer - Chinese [PDF 613KB]
Making a Move Flyer - Italian [PDF 329KB]
Making a Move - Vietnamese [PDF 1,534KB]
Making a Move - Greek [PDF 1,694KB]

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