Age UK Somerset to hold classes to prevent elderly people from falling

PUBLISHED: 15:00 09 April 2018

Stay Strong, Stay Steady exercise sessions are coming to Burnham.

Stay Strong, Stay Steady exercise sessions are coming to Burnham.


Classes to prevent elderly people from suffering trips and falls at home are coming to Burnham-on-Sea.

Age UK Somerset, in partnership with Somerset County Council, will hold Stay Strong, Stay Steady exercise sessions which are designed specifically to prevent falls and improve strength, balance and confidence.

A qualified instructor will be providing hour long classes at Chichester Close, but a start date has yet to be announced.

Those interested should complete a short referral form and classes will run weekly at £4 per session.

A spokesman for Age UK Somerset said: “These sessions are ideal for people who feel unsteady on their feet, or perhaps have a family history of osteoporosis or Parkinson’s disease.”

For more information, contact Ageing Well manager Dianne Ramsay on or 01823 345626.

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