Falls prevention classes get Cheshire East residents confidence back

Having a fall can be a terrifying experience, we are here to help with our falls prevention programme. Helping you to increase your confidence, remain independent and in your own home for longer.

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.

If you would like 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 your support does not stop there, you can then transfer into a maintenance stage, which will include moving-on classes in order to aid progression. This will then become chargeable to you.

For further information or to book on to our programme, please contact Everybody Healthy: Email: [email protected] or call us on: 01625 383943.

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 in our video:

Mary Dickinson who attends the Be Steady Be Safe classes in Sandbach shares,

“The classes are absolutely super – I had balance and strength problems and it has improved tremendously since doing these “happy” classes.  It has been a very positive experience.  Something else which is good is at the end of the class we get together and have tea and cakes (if we are celebrating someone’s birthday) – the classes have helped me settle so well and everyone is friendly. 

My balance is much better –I was on the verge of using a stick and now I feel more confident and don’t need a stick.”

 

 

 

Booking

For further information or to book on to the Be Steady Be Safe programme, please contact
Everybody Healthy: [email protected] or phone: 01625 383943.