IT WILL be the airwaves which will give older people in Ballina Shire a chance to live longer and stronger.
Ballina District Community Services Association (BDCSA) will partner with the shire's own community radio station, Paradise FM 101.9, to deliver weekly information for older people.
The radio sessions started today (March 18) at 2.20pm and will continue for about 20 weeks, with guest speakers covering a range of topics, including nutrition, mobility, finances, first aid, home safety and accessing equipment and services.
The sessions also will provide tips for neighbours and friends of older people on looking out for older people, and what to do if you think something is wrong.
It's all part of two programs which the BDCSA is running with funds from Health Workforce Australia.
The BDCSA was one of eight projects funded nationally in a preventing functional decline in the community, and one of five projects funded in complex care co-ordination in the community.
BDDCSA project co-ordinator Pene Dobell-Brown, who has a background in nursing and aged care, said the overall theme for both projects was Stronger, Longer, Working Together.