Chair Based Exercises – Free Taster Session
Falls in older people are a well-documented risk. Around 30% of adults over 65 living
at home will experience one fall a year – rising to 50% of adults over 80 living in
their home or in residential care. Those who have a fall often descend into a spiral of
ill-health, losing confidence to get about, becoming increasingly isolated and losing
their independence earlier than would otherwise be the case.
The Otago programme has been clinically trialled at Otago University Medical
School, New Zealand. It has been demonstrated that the number of falls can be
reduced by up to 40% and of those that do still fall, the likelihood of injuries can be
reduced by a third. Participants notice a rapid improvement in their confidence,
balance and stability.
The third series of Otago classes which are run by Sally Cunningham will start with a
free taster session on Wednesday 11 September at 2pm in the Community Room at
Webber’s Piece, Maiden Newton. These have proved to be extremely popular with
participants, noticeably improving both their agility and stability – Sally measures a
couple of test movements at the beginning and end of the 12 week course.
To register your interest please contact Sally direct – 01300 341092 or tc.cunningham@btinternet.com