Be Steady Be Safe

 
 

Be Steady Be Safe

Falls Prevention

 

Be Steady Be Safe is a FREE 24 week Otago exercise programme, consisting of 15 strength and balance exercise classes, prescribed home exercises and education of reducing falls risk factors.

The exercise programme consists of a set of leg muscle strengthening and balance retraining exercises, progressing in difficulty, and a walking plan. You will receive a booklet with instructions for each exercise prescribed and issued ankle cuff weights in the class to provide resistance for the strengthening exercises.

Classes are held across Cheshire East, at various venues, days and times, delivered by our Otago Leaders.

To access the programme you must be:

  • A Cheshire East resident
  • Aged 65 years and over

And have one or more of the following:

  • Fallen in the past 12 months
  • Poor balance and mobility
  • Osteoporosis

 

In order to monitor and evaluate your progress, you will complete a falls assessment at week one, mid way at 3 months and at the end of the 24 week programme. At 24 weeks you will be expected to transfer into a maintenance stage, which will include moving-on classes in order to aid progression. This will then become chargeable to you.

Want to find out more about our falls prevention programme? Take a look at the class in action and meet some of our members who have made amazing changes to their lives:

For further information or to self refer please contact Everybody Healthy:

Email: ebhealthy@everybody.org.uk or phone: 01625 383943.