An exercise programme proven to help over 65s develop strength, balance and mobility, and ultimately prevent falls.
North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) is working in partnership with West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, Leicestershire County Council and Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport to put on two new free Steady Steps classes in the area.
The weekly classes take place every Thursday from 1st November 2018 at the following locations and times:
- Packington Memorial Hall (LE65 1WJ) – 10:30-12:00
- Whitwick Park Hall (LE67 5HB) – 13:30-15:00
These classes, tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling, run for 24-weeks. They are delivered by a Level 4 specialised Postural Stability Instructor, and are tailored to each individual's abilities and will progress in difficulty throughout the programme.
People are eligible for the Steady Steps programme if they are aged over 65, are at risk of falling (e.g. have a high fear or falling or poor balance) or have fallen less than three times in the past 12 months.
Pre-booking is required for our Steady Steps classes. However, don't worry if you miss the start date, you can still join the course within the first six weeks.
Free refreshments are also provided after each of our Steady Steps Classes.
Jackie, one of our previous Steady Steps Class Member's said: "Doing this class has helped me for certain. I can do loads more than I used to be able to do. I enjoy coming to the class as the other people are a great bunch, we do all the classes together and this encourages me. This class has helped me no end, particularly confidence wise."
Physical Activity Development Officer
North West Leicestershire District Council
- 01530 454839