Learn strength and balance exercises to help prevent falls within the home
Falls are responsible for four out of five accident-related hospital admissions among people who are aged over 65, but the good news is that they can be prevented. People in later life and their families have told us they want better support to prevent falls.
Maintaining an active lifestyle, and especially keeping good levels of strength and balance, can help to prevent falls. Simple changes to the home environment can also reduce your risk of falling.
We’re pleased to announce that with our partners, the RSA Group, a free online Safe and Active in Later Life: Falls Prevention Event will take place on Wednesday, October 13, at 3pm in collaboration with Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council.
This free-to-attend event will focus on the role of strength and balance exercises in helping prevent falls. Bex Townley from Later Life Training will lead a demonstration and both Bex and Professor Dawn Skelton, from Glasgow Caledonian University, will be on hand to answer questions. Sara Davies from Age UK Notts will also provide more information about the ‘one step at a time’ scheme which aims to connect and support members of our communities who are feeling isolated and lonely by helping them build their strength and confidence and become more socially and physically active.
Whether you’re in later life yourself, are a family member or work with people in later life, this event will have something for you!