January 02, 2018
Are you over 60 and concerned about your balance? Have you tripped or fallen over in the past year or are you worried about falling? Perhaps you are finding it harder to get out of a chair than you used to? LiFE might be the program for you.
LiFE is a free program which teaches you to incorporate some simple leg strengthening and balance activities into your daily tasks and routines. These activities have been shown to reduce the risk of falling. The program runs for 1 hour each week for 5 weeks and each participant also has an individual appointment at the start and finish of the program.
When: Thursdays 2:30pm starting February 8th 2018
Where: Nimmitabel Pioneer Memorial Hall
What: Free 7 week falls prevention exercise program
Who: People aged 60+, living at home, able to walk independently (with or without a walking aid), not diagnosed with dementia
There is also a group starting at Grand Pacific Health Centre Nowra, 107 Scenic Drive Nowra on February 7 from 2pm for 7 weeks (including assessments).
To register for the Nowra group please contact Jessica Bricklebank on: 4448 2255
Kate Greenwood, a Health Promotion Officer with Grand Pacific Health, has run successful programs in Jindabyne, Bombala and Berridale during 2017 and is looking forward to delivering LiFE in Nimmitabel:
“One in three people aged over 65 fall over at least once per year and falls put more seniors in hospital than any other cause, so there is a real need for programs like this”, she said.
“What makes LiFE different from other programs is that people do not have to set aside special “exercise” time each day, something that many of us find difficult to do. Instead, LiFE activities are done throughout the day, such as when washing dishes, hanging out washing or cleaning our teeth.”
The LiFE program is being conducted by Grand Pacific Health. A doctor’s referral is not required. If you are interested, or want to know if this program suits you, call Kate Greenwood on 0448 968 972 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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