Strength and Balance for Older Adults
Run by Age Concern in Southend-on-Sea, with a private tutor, the strength and balance classes have been developed to support older adults in their recovery from hip and knee operations, ensuring they understand the importance of getting active to remain independent for as long as possible.
Recognising that the older population is increasing, Age Concern wanted to provide the tools to support older and more frail residents within their local community. Funded through the Sport England Together Fund, they hoped that the sessions would help keep residents active and healthy, to reduce the strain and pressure on the NHS. Funding has allowed two classes to take place, one once a week to act as a falls prevention class, and the other a keep fit, chair-based pilates class.