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Strength for Life


Helping Hand is a partner of COTA SA’s Strength for Life program. Designed for everyone aged 50 and over, the gentle strength program is proven to improve balance and walking endurance, with participants progressing regularly under the supervision of fitness professionals. Strength training has shown to be effective in alleviating the effects of chronic disease such as diabetes, osteoarthritis, heart and kidney disease and depression. It also:

  • Improves balance and reduces the risk of falling
  • Enhances mental wellbeing
  • Improves body composition (more muscle and less fat)
  • Raises self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Reduces lower back pain
  • Enhances the ability of over-50s to maintain an independent and active lifestyle

Strength for Life is available for anyone aged 50 and over, who is looking to maintain or improve physical strength, balance and overall health. No ACAT assessment or My Aged Care approval is required.

The low cost program has a one-off fee of $52.95 for initial assessment – which is fully refundable by Medicare, and then a $7 cost per session. A discount 10 Class Pass* is available for $63 (10 sessions for the price of 9). Medicare and private health fund rebates are available.

To enroll in Strength for Life, you will need to fill in an enrolment form and a pre-activity questionnaire, which we can provide. These forms can also be downloaded from the COTA SA website. Once your forms are filled in, contact us on
1300 444 663 or info@helpinghand.org.au to book in for a one-off assessment where we will work out your exercise program.

Helping Hand offers Strength for Life sessions at the following times and locations:
54 Buxton St, North Adelaide – 9:00am Monday and 12:30pm & 1:30pm Thursday
437 Salisbury Hwy, Parafield Gardens – 3:00pm Tuesday and 9:00am Friday


*10 Class Pass terms and conditions

1. Your 10 Class Pass is valid for six months from date of purchase
2. You must present your 10 Class Pass at the start of each session in order to have your attendance recorded on the pass
3. You cannot redeem or exchange your 10 Class Pass for cash
4. If your 10 Class Pass is lost or stolen, you can notify us by email: info@helpinghand.org.au or phone: 1300 444 663


Contact us today on 1300 653 600