Arun District Council’s Wellbeing Team is keen to promote awareness of the risks of falls in older people and how to build confidence and prevent them.
Councillor Paul Wotherspoon, Arun District Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services, said: “Falls are unpleasant for anyone but older people can suffer serious injuries because of falling.
“These innovative courses will give participants all the guidance they need to prevent a potential fall from happening as well as helping to boost confidence.
“By attending you could help prevent yourself or a loved one from being hurt from a fall.”
A Tai Chi class, known to boost confidence and improve balance, will also be provided as part of the overall course.
Arun Wellbeing is pleased to offer two pilot falls prevention courses:
One in Angmering on Thursday, 15 September from 1.30pm until 4pm with the Tai Chi element running Thursday, 22 September until Thursday, 10 November; beginning at 1.30pm and finishing at 2.30pm. The Angmering course takes place at Angmering Community Centre in Foxwood Avenue.
The second in Bersted on Monday, 19 September from 10am until 1pm with the Tai Chi element running Monday, 26 September until Monday, 14 November; starting at 10.30am and finishing at 11.30am. The Bersted course takes place at Bersted Park Community Centre in Lakeland Avenue.
Booking is essential so for more information please contact 01903 737945 or email Tom.Howell@arun.gov.uk.
Visit the Arun Wellbeing website for information on local wellbeing services.