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Falls Prevention (Added 29.07.10)

 

Oldham Community Leisure and Age UK work in partnership in delivering specialist falls prevention classes in the community of Oldham.

What happens at our sessions?

Our sessions are delivered by fitness instructors who have completed an intensive specialised 60 hour course on falls prevention for older people.

This training was pioneered by Leicester College and developed by the exercise physiology and gerontology schools from Salford University specifically for Age UK Oldham and Oldham Community Leisure.

The exercise classes take place weekly at Oldham Sports Centre, Chadderton Over 60's club, Chadderton Wellbeing Centre, Riverside in Uppermil and Elm Leigh in Royton. Groups are restricted to ten per session to facilitate more one to one attention and guidance.

Instructors use a variety of strength, balance, co-ordination, flexibility and chair exercises tailored to the individual's abilities. There is an emphasis on the education and empowerment of all participants.

For futher informaiton on how to access this class please link to Age UK website: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/oldham/our-services/falls-and-injury-prevention-exercise-scheme/?print=on

 

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