Exercise classes to help OAPs stay steady

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STAY strong and steady by taking part in a newly-launched exercise class.

Hampshire County Council’s Steady and Strong Exercise classes have started this month, and aim to help to improve strength, balance, confidence and co-ordination for the elderly.

The classes are taught by postural stability instructors, who have been trained to reduce falls in OAPs.

Executive member for adult social care and public health, Councillor Liz Fairhurst, said: ‘By preventing falls, older people’s chances of staying independent at home are significantly increased and they can continue to live an active lifestyle.

‘Exercise is one of the most important factors in preventing a fall and these classes are a great way for older people wanting to stay active and independent, to meet up and have fun while exercising.’

The classes will be running at Wickham Community Centre on Tuesday mornings at 10.30am and cost £3.50 a session.

For more details, call Sophie Jevons on 01962 846605.