Jodie, who leads a small but dedicated team whose goal is to improve the health, fitness and wellbeing of the growing number of seniors involved with the program, works closely with physiotherapists to ensure exercise regimes are appropriate to the needs of her client base.
As well, she mentors third year exercise physiologists who work within the program as part of their tertiary training.
Rockingham Deputy Mayor Deb Hamblin said winning the award from such a large field of entries from all over the metropolitan area was recognition of Jodie’s dedication to the welfare of local seniors and her leadership qualities.
"The Living Longer Living Stronger program is playing an increasingly important part in the fitness and health of seniors and the program fits perfectly to the ideals of Aqua Jetty," Cr Hamblin said. "However, these programs cannot reach full potential without the right people leading them, and having the appropriate team supporting them.
"Jodie has taken the Living Longer Living Stronger program in Rockingham to a level above fitness and flexibility– she has expanded it to include social activities and bus outings to interesting local projects and destinations.
"The City of Rockingham is both grateful and proud of Jodie and her team, and we are pleased to see the benefits flow through to our seniors."