HAPPY BALANCE, HAPPY LIFE!
Do you sometimes worry about falling.? Would you like to have better balance and feel more confident on your feet?
When older people fall the consequences can range from painful injuries, reductions in movement, to permanent damage, and can often be devastating to both them and their families.
In 2019 in South Australia alone, 24,340 people were admitted to public hospitals as a result of falls. 70% were aged over the age of 65.
The Mitcham Council has recognised this as a major community concern and has worked hard to contribute a solution for their residents. This has resulted in a fantastic collaboration with Yuki Health and Happiness, who has put together a Falls Prevention program at Cumberland Park Community Centre titled Happy Balance Happy Life!
This successful, innovative program will consist of weekly exercises and balance classes over a period of 10 weeks, and has been specifically designed to improve the lives and confidence of those who are finding concern with their balance. The classes will be conducted by qualified, experienced instructors who will not only bring an abundance of passion but also a whole lot of reasons to smile and have fun! Participants will also be provided with a coloured exercise sheet of basic exercises to be done at home, and their performance growth will be measured each week to ensure a life changing result.
The council grant will be subsidising each class, and will also provide a free initial assessment to establish your individual requirements as well as a final assessment at the end of 10 weeks, which will aid and measure your success and the success of the program.
If you, a friend or family member would like to improve your balance, reduce the risk of falls and bring a whole new confidence to your daily activities then this class is the perfect solution!