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chair exercise class

With the easing of restrictions, we are now offering a number of face-to-face exercise classes across all three boroughs. These include Chair based exercise, Tai Chi and Chair Yoga.

We offer a number of strength and balance classes, including chair based exercise and tai chi both face to face and on line. Please click the link to see our latest flyer with availability (click here to view).

We work with older people and community groups across all three boroughs to reduce falls resulting in serious injury.

The facts

Falls are the biggest cause of accidents in the home and one in three people over the age of 65 fall each year. This increases to one in two for people aged over 80. The good news is that falls are not an inevitable part of ageing and many can be prevented. Taking action to improve your balance and making your environment safer can reduce the chances of a fall, or at least, the long term impact of a fall.

What are we doing?

  • We are working with older people and community groups to reduce the number of falls that result in serious injury and to help older people to continue to live independently
  • We provide information sessions and literature on what individuals can do to improve their balance as well as organising information events
  • We are increasing the opportunities for exercise in the borough
  • We provide training for professionals who work with older people.
  • We provide home hazard assessments.

One of our chair based exercise group members has this to say about the exercise class: " I suffered from lower back and hip pain and my yoga class wasn't really helping. I joined the Age UK Chair Exercise class based at Ilford library. I went along, continued and now I can walk without having to stop here and there to regain my composure. The fee is reasonable, the tutor very helpful and she concentrates on individual needs.

There is plenty of humour as we laugh at our mistakes and because the atmosphere is congenial, you don't feel embarassed by doing so. The group is mixed gender. Why not come along and join us?"

Read more comments about our exercise classes

If you have had a fall, or are concerned about falling please complete the assessment form either on line or print it and post it to us. 

If you would like to join one of our exercise classes or discuss any concerns you may have, please contact Glenda Templeman:


Living well pack exercises

Public Health England Exercise

Slips and trips

Find out more. Our booklet gives lots of information on preventing falls, and what to do if you do fall.

Level 1 self referral form

If you are concerned about falling, or have fallen you can complete the self referral form and send it to us to receive information about preventing falls.

Level 1 referral form for professionals

Complete and send the attached referral form to us