We had an absolutely fabulous day at the June Festival organised by the Mid Sussex Older People’s Council in Burgess Hill yesterday. Thank you for inviting us, we hope you enjoyed the WellBalanced taster class.
We are delighted to be working with Later Life Training to deliver a Postural Stability Instructor Course at Clair Hall, Haywards Heath In August & September 2019.
We hope that by creating more training opportunities will can help more people through our Well Balanced Falls Prevention Programme,reducing the risk of falls and greatly improving the quality of life for participants in their later years.
If you are a level 3 Fitness Professional or Physiotherapist and would like to specialise in working with older people, please get in touch. Training course information can be found on the Later Life Training Website here
Risk of falling is an inevitable part of ageing, with muscle weakness and poor balance identified as the two most common modifiable risk factors for falls.
Although NHS rehabilitation services provide strength and balance programmes they are often of limited length so there is a need for effective community-based strength and balance programmes. However, community-based programmes are often underfunded and do not join up to work together.
The Centre for Ageing Better commissioned the University of Manchester’s Healthy Ageing Research Group to bridge the gap between evidence and practice. It looks directly at communities to better understand their local challenges and identify practical examples of doing things differently. Their new report, “Raising the bar on strength and balance” presents the models of delivery, issues, barriers and innovative solutions that support effective community-based programmes.
We are really proud our Wellbalanced Programme is featured in this report, watch the following video or click on the link above to find out more.
As November is drawing to an end, our thoughts are now on Christmas arrangements, so with this in mind, please click on the link to download a calendar detailing our classes over the Christmas period: Christmas Calendar.
We hope you all enjoy the festive season and wish you a very Happy Christmas and New Year.