Age UK has announced the commencement of a series of classes designed to reduce the risk of falls for over 65s. Starting 23 July in Havering, and 24 July in Dagenham, the weekly events will cost just £3 per session.
The sessions are designed for residents aged 65+ who are assessed to be at low risk of experiencing a first time and/or recurring fall.
Over the course of 10 weeks, participants will learn a variety of chair-based exercises designed to loosen joints and to keep them active, and afterwards participants will be given the opportunity to graduate to other exercise programmes available across the boroughs, to maintain the benefits of attending the classes.
See below for further detail of the upcoming Age UK classes:
- Barking and Dagenham: sessions commence from Wednesday 24 July, 10.30am-11.30am at Gables Surgery, Markyate Road, Dagenham, RM8 2LD. Download the poster here for further details.
- Havering: sessions will commence from Tuesday 23 July, 12.00pm-1.00pm at Tesco Roneo Corner, Community Room, Hornchurch, RM11 1PY. Download the poster here for further details.
- Redbridge: Age UK already have existing falls prevention exercise sessions in Redbridge, which will continue. These sessions take place at a variety of locations in the area. For more details, please click here.
To refer a patient, please fill out the referral form here, and see exclusion criteria here. For further information, please contact Jasbir Jheeta, Age UK, Jasbir.Jheeta@ageukrbh.org.uk, 0208 220 6000.
For more information about our falls clinic in Barking and Dagenham, please visit https://www.nelft.nhs.uk/services-bd-falls-clinic