Helping older residents stay safe, fit and well
Older residents in Gloucester City Homes sheltered housing schemes and the wider community are being helped to stay safe, fit and well through a new programme of regular exercise classes.
The initiative is being organised by Gloucester City Homes working in partnership with Oxbode Housing Association, NHS Gloucestershire and G Fitness to address the issues of repeat admission into hospital, enablement in the community and to help people stay independent in their own homes for longer.
One in three people over the age of 65 fall each year and resulting injuries may require hospital treatment. The exercise classes will enable participants to improve their fitness, enabling them to remain more active in later life and avoid having falls.
The classes are open to all sheltered housing scheme residents and members of the local community. There are classes every day across Gloucester so that people can choose a venue and time that is convenient for them.
The exercise classes are designed to be fun, but with a serious programme of strength and balance in the sessions.
The classes start on Monday 10th September and will run every day at sheltered housing schemes and other venues in the City. For more information, please visit www.gloscityhomes.co.uk or GCHTV on the Looking Local service.or GCHTV on the Looking Local service.
Posted on Friday 7th September 2012