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Raising the bar on Strength and Balance

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.

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Later Life Training comes to Haywards Heath!

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

Events

We’re looking forward to meeting the Monday Club and Cake and Company

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Falls Prevention Event – Monday Club

Come along to learn more about preventing falls on Monday 22 October 2018

 

Arrivals from 1.15pm – 2pm finish, at The Haven Centre Hophurst Lane Crawley Down West Sussex RH10 4LJ

  • Learn more about the causes of falls
  • receive advice on ways to improve your balance and reduce the risks of falls
  • tea and coffee available.

The event is open to residents of Monday Club and Cake and Company, who would like information on staying steady in their homes. Spaces are limited, to book contact Caroline Custard, from The Care Bears on 01342 715181 or Fiona Turner, Coordinator at Age UK outreach@ageukeastgrinstead.org.uk 01342 327046.