Stability classes help to reduce the risk of falls
“I would say that since beginning the class, my balance has improved, my confidence has improved and I haven’t had a fall in twelve months. I’m also managing the duties of everyday life.”
The Wrexham Strength and Balance Classes are held every week and provide training and support to improve older people’s confidence and ability to self manage and live independently.
The classes are part of the Wrexham Strength and Balance Programme which has been developed in collaboration with the Health, Social Care and Well-Being Partnership and the Wrexham National Exercise Referral Scheme (NERS).
Led by falls exercise professionals, Amanda Evans and Helen Smith, the classes illustrate how a multi-agency approach can support healthy living in the community.
The video shows individuals taking part in the classes and interviews with participants who attend.
Link to video on You Tube: http://youtu.be/WwYC3G7wOZM
For further details about the programme, please email Helen.Griffiths@wrexham.gov.uk
• The video has been produced by the 1000 Lives Plus programme, which has a particular focus on reducing falls in the community: http://www.1000livesplus.wales.nhs.uk/falls
• Video includes interviews with: Edna Humphries, Jill Esther Jones, Stanley Jones, Alan Manning, Maureen Manning, Douglas Henry Rayner, Donald Frederick Waldron, Jean Waldron.
• The material was filmed in September 2012.
• Full consent has been received for the use of this material.
• 1000 Lives Plus is the national improvement programme supporting organisations and individuals to deliver the highest quality and safest healthcare for the people of Wales.www.1000livesplus.wales.nhs.uk