Exercise Classes to aid the elderly
22nd June 2011
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As this week is Age UK’s Falls Awareness Week, Havebury Housing Partnership has continued to put on a series of chair based exercise classes to help improve residents’ fitness.

The classes are for older people and those with mobility issues with the hope that the classes can prevent the devastating consequences of falls.

They are taking place at Havebury’s sheltered housing schemes across Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill and surrounding villages.

Havebury chief executive Karen Mayhew said: “The classes feature simple, gentle techniques which improve flexibility, circulation and movement, as well as enhancing fitness. The classes have been a huge hit with participants reporting improved mobility and fitness levels as well as increased confidence.”

She said: “It is vital we do as much as we can to prevent the likelihood of people having falls, as the physical and emotional consequences can be very damaging.

"All too often, falls are seen as an inevitable stage of the aging process, but this is does not have to be the case. These classes are an important step forward in helping to prevent falls and the misery they can bring.”

The exercise classes are open to Havebury residents for free and members of the public for a nominal charge.

Would you or someone you know be interested in these classes? The Haverhill classes will take place at Westbourne Court, Millfield Way, on Fridays, with Pat Spring, ring 01440 763866 to book or find out more information.

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