Falls Prevention

Falls Prevention

Falls not only induce injury in older people, but can have a huge negative impact on the person’s confidence and independence, increasing isolation and impacting on both physical and mental health.

 

Statistics suggest that about around 1 in 3 adults over 65 who live at home will have at least one fall a year, and about half of these will have more frequent falls (NHS, 2018)

 

 

Outline of the Programme

Sessions run once a week in 12 week blocks, each week consists of an exercise session followed by a workshop on a variety of different topics related to Falls Prevention such as hydration, nutrition and how to get up from a fall.

 

Aims & Objectives

  1. Reduce the number of fallers
  2. Improve muscle strength, balance, strength, flexibility and postural stabilty
  3. Improve people’s fear of falling
  4. Reduce the number of hospital admissions as a result of falling

“I enjoyed meeting new people and the exercises have kickstarted me into doing more myself!” Class participant

 

Each attendee at our classes receive merchandise with information about how to reduce the risk of a fall from the comfort of their own home!

 

We are now selling our Strength and Balance exercise tea towels, click here to buy yours!

Strength & Balance classes currently running:

VenueAddressDay
Lache Community
Centre
Hawthorne Road, Chester, CH4 8HXMonday
Rowland Heights
Chester
Off Francis Street, Chester, CH1 3BDTuesday
Anderton PlaceSandbach Drive, Northwich, CW9 8SQWednesday
HazelmereHambleton Way, Winsford, CW7 1QHWednesday
HollymereNew Grosvenor Road, Ellesmere Port,
CH65 2HH
Thursday
KingswoodKingsway, Chester, CH2 2FFThursday

Haven’t fallen but want to keep active? If you live in the Cheshire West and Chester area, you could have a class near your home – get in touch today!