Ageing Well

Stay Stronger, Live Longer

As we get older our muscle strength and balance reduces, and this increases our risk of having a life-changing fall.

Keeping active and doing simple strength and balance exercises can help to reduce this risk, and you are never too old to start.

Falls don’t have to be an inevitable part of ageing, and by taking the correct steps to maintain strength can really help us to stay steady on our feet and keep our independence.

The refresh team are here to support you to improve your strength and balance which help to make day to day activities easier to manage and help you to keep your independence. We run strength and balance classes within the community as well as functional fitness MOT events throughout the year.

Click here to view the latest guidelines for Physical Activity for Adults and Older Adults.

 

Click here to view the latest timetable from Age UK and all the sessions they are offering across the Borough.

Inclusion Criteria

Exclusion Criteria

FALLS PREVENTION

For tips on how to reduce your chances of falling, where to get help and information, and support if you’ve already had a fall, click here.

You will find 6 simple exercises to do at home and lots of useful information and tips to help you reduce your risk of falls this this useful leaflet produced by Saga, in association with the Chartered Association of Physiotherapy and Public Health England.

COMMUNITY STRENGTH AND BALANCE CLASSES

Strength and balance classes are run by qualified fitness professionals for everyone aged 65 and over who want to improve their balance and strength to make day to day tasks easier to manage.

Click here to see our current Get Active timetable.

AGEING WELL YOUTUBE VIDEOS

Click here to view more videos on our YouTube channel.

HOW YOU CAN GET HELP

Complete the enquiry form below and a member of the team will be in touch. Alternatively, you can contact the Wellbeing Service on 01254 682037.

Age Well Self Referral Form

FURTHER SUPPORT

For personalised support, information, motivation or guidance to look after your emotional and physical health call The Wellbeing Service on 01254 682037 or email wellbeing@blackburn.gov.uk

Phone lines are open 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday

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