Health of Older People Workstream


The Health of Older People Workstream (HOPWS) is enabling older people to live well at home and in their community through clinically led service transformation. The Workstream provides oversight of the Canterbury health system’s strategic direction for older people, with a view towards an integrated system with accessible, organised and coherent services for older people in the community.

Previously the Aged Care Workstream, the HOPWS was established in 2009 as a key leadership and advisory group and aspires to extend independent living for older people. It has been instrumental in establishing several Service Level Alliances and new initiatives to transform services for older adults, including the Medication Management Service (MMS), Community Rehabilitation Enablement Support Team (CREST) and Falls Prevention.

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New website to support falls and fractures prevention

A new website which captures the essence of positive ageing and aims to reduce the incidence and severity of falls and fractures has been launched.

The website Live Stronger For Longer has been designed by older people for older people and includes features such as simple navigation and large font size. It’s compatible with all devices, including smart phones, tablets and laptops. brings people, organisations, research and clinical practice together to support older people to live stronger for longer and celebrate independence. 

The long-term goal sees the site become a go-to for people who love their independence, as agencies add information and exercise providers confirm start dates for approved community group strength and balance classes.



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