Age UK Barnet's falls prevention and health promotion programmes, promote safer and healthier lifestyles amongst the over 50s.
The falls prevention programme runs in day/activity centres, lunch clubs and other community settings to reach the widest possible audience. In the UK an older person dies as a result of an accidental fall at home every 5 hours, a tragic statistic, but one that highlights the importance of this programme.
Our health promotion courses advise older people, their families and carers on topics such as healthy eating, regular eye checks, managing medicines, foot care, hazards in the home and keeping active. These run in community venues around the borough.
Tai Chi is a central element of the falls prevention programme. Medical evidence has shown that Tai Chi exercise is good for balance and muscle strengthening, which in turn helps to prevent falls. Ageing Well has established many classes throughout Barnet.
Find your nearest Tai Chi class.
Age UK Barnet also trains volunteers to become Tai Chi class leaders and senior health mentors to deliver health promotion talks and provide related advice.
If you would like Age UK Barnet to give a talk or run a health promotion course for your group, or if you are interested in any other aspect of this programme and want to find out more email us or call on 020 8432 1420.