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Better for Life in Country SA

Improve your health and fitness from home

Exercise in your own home

The Better for life in Country SA program has been specifically designed for people aged 65+ who live in regional and rural areas of South Australia. This exciting program will empower you to improve your health and fitness from the comfort of your own home. Work with our allied health professionals in a health program that fits your individual needs and goals.

What is Better for Life in Country SA?

Southern Cross Care works with the Country SA Primary Health Network to deliver this 12 week program of online exercise and health sessions with allied health professionals. The purpose of the program is to build strength, balance and confidence to keep you living at home for longer. Following an initial review and health assessment, participants take part in 12 weeks of personalised online exercise twice per week. The one-on-one and small group sessions are run by our qualified exercise physiologist and an assessment is conducted at the end of the program to see how participants have progressed towards their goals. A fee-for-service option is available for allied health services such as an Occupational Therapist, Dietitian or Social Worker to complement the exercise classes.

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Who is the program for?

Better for life in Country SA is for people living independently (not in an aged care facility) in country SA regions including the Barossa, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and beyond. It is targeted for Australians aged 65+ and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people aged 40+. You will need to be a low falls risk to be able to join the program. If you meet these requirements, the Better for life in Country SA program will work for you, as all the components are tailored to your needs and goals. Not only will the program improve your physical health but our team will work with you on your social and mental health as well.

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How do I access Better for Life in Country SA?

First, give us a call on 8179 6825. You will have an initial assessment scheduled to make sure you are eligible for the program and to set up the goals you will work towards. In order to access the program you will need an appropriate device with a camera and audio that is connected to the internet. For example, a laptop, tablet or smartphone with Wi-Fi connection is best. Our friendly team can help you to set up your connection and make sure you can access the exercise classes and one-on-one allied health sessions.

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The Better for Life in Country SA (BFLCSA) program is a specialised health initiative focusing on Exercise Physiology services, designed to enhance well-being for people living in the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu, Barossa, Murray Mallee and other regional areas of South Australia.

One on one assessments and small group exercise sessions led by an accredited exercise physiologist over a video call.

Australians aged 65+ and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders aged 40+, who are living in regional SA and have access to an appropriate electronic device with a reliable internet connection.

The program runs for 12 weeks, and 50-60 minute exercise sessions are held twice weekly.

The first six weeks of the program are free. For the latter half of the program, participants must contribute to their exercise sessions. 

Contribution is subject to differ according to the type of funding you have. 


 6 weeksAfter 6 weeks
NO CHSPFree$25/session

Private health insurance may be used, dependent on your cover.


You will need a few exercise equipment items. Southern Cross Care can post a pack out to you or you can purchase the equipment from local retailers. Please speak to our team to work out the best option for you.

Equipment needed:

Dumbell Weights 3kg - (Pair)Dumbell Weights 2kg - (Pair)
Anklet/Wrist weights - 2kgAnklet/Wrist weights - 2kg


You can call us on (08) 8179 6825 and ask for Project Officer Aakriti Chhetri.