23 May 2017

Age UK Notts launches new Secondary Falls Prevention Service offering safe and effective exercise classes for the over 60’s who live in Nottingham North and East area. This service is being provided in partnership with Nottingham North & East Clinical Commissioning Group.

The exercise classes are free of charge and are delivered by a qualified and experienced postural stability instructor who can help the over 60’s stay independent and active for longer, improve their balance and strength, increase their confidence and help them prevent future falls and injuries.

In essence, these classes feature both standing and seated exercises that are right for older people and the instructor will help them improve their strength and balance, posture and coordination, and help them feel more confident about their daily activities. These classes will also give the over 60’s the opportunity to enjoy themselves and to meet new people, whilst improving their fitness, strength and balance in a supportive environment, and participating at a level that is comfortable for them.

People who have taken part in the postural stability classes feel more confident and enjoy an improved quality of life.

"I really enjoy the classes, before I met [the Postural Stability Instructor] I had developed problems, I struggled to get out of a chair. I can now do this and many other things with ease. I can also get up off the floor easily - something I thought that I could never do! This helps me with my grandchildren."

“[The Postural Stability Instructor] is helpful and friendly, so is the group, they are all supportive. My wife also now comes too."

"I feel a lot more confident about venturing out and doing daily tasks, I use a wheeler outdoors, my quality of life has improved dramatically."

"My balance and strength have improved a lot, my life has changed for the better, I enjoy the class immensely."

To find out more about these classes, please contact us on:
t: 0115 919 4878
e: fallsprevention@ageuknotts.org.uk