Preventing Falls – Stay Strong Stay Steady exercise programme
Falls are common in people aged over 65 years and older and are the leading cause of injury, and subsequently, can lead to impaired function, loss of confidence, isolation and a loss of independence. Strength, flexibility, balance and reaction times are considered the most readily modifiable risk factors for falls.
The Stay Strong Stay Steady exercise programme is designed specifically to prevent falls, consisting of leg muscle strengthening, balance retraining exercises and a walking plan.
Trained and qualified Instructors are providing classes at;
Archie Gooch Pavilion, Ilminster – Wednesday pm
Chard Guildhall, Chard – Monday am
Crewkerne – Coming Soon
Holy Trinity Community Centre, Yeovil – Tuesday pm
Martock Parish Hall, Martock – Coming Soon
Ridgway Hall, Langport – Wednesday am
Somerton Parish Rooms, Somerton – Thursday am
Methodist Church, South Petherton – Wednesday pm
St Peters Community Centre, Yeovil – Thursday am
The classes run once a week and the cost is £4.00.
The classes are aimed at people who; have a low risk of falling; may experience a fear of falling; feel unstable; have a history of falls (which has been investigated); have low bone density; a family history of osteoporotic fracture; and those who wish to increase muscle strength, balance and confidence. To participate in a class you will be required to complete a questionnaire/referral prior to attending, which will either need to be signed off by a health professional or send to us and we may be able to arrange this ourselves.
For further information and a form please contact Age UK.