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New Wellbalanced programme launched in Arun

New Wellbalanced programme launched in Arun A new course that focuses on building balance and strength to prevent falls is being run in Arun.

Wellbalanced for Wellbeing is a locally based course for anyone who has experienced a fall, feels a little unsteady on their feet or is worried about having a fall and costs just 50p per session.

Developed by qualified postural stability and falls prevention instructors, participants are offered;

  • Local classes in Arun
  • Home support packs
  • Practical advice
  • 1 to 1 strength and balance assessments

 

The courses can be offered online during Covid restrictions with telephone support.

Wellbalanced for Wellbeing is run by AHS Wellbeing, on behalf of Arun District Council. The service is commissioned by Arun Wellbeing, which is funded by West Sussex County Council and West Sussex Public Health in partnership with Arun District Council to support adults in the district.

The courses can be offered online during Covid restrictions with telephone support.

NHS Statistics show that 1 in 3 people aged 65 and older will experience a major fall each year

Councillor Gill Yeates, Arun District Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing, said: “We would encourage anyone who is worried about having a fall, or who has already experienced a fall, to think about signing up for this fantastic course.

“Having a fall can not only cause injury but can be hard to recover from mentally due to fears it may happen again and cause a loss of independence or hospitalisation.

“Exercise and keeping active has been identified as a key factor in reducing risk and this course has been designed by experts in the field to build balance and strength which can make a fall a lot less likely - and really help to boost confidence.”

The service also offers support options from the comfort of your home, including;

  • Online workouts
  • Virtual coffee mornings
  • Support calls.

To find out more please visit https://wellbalancedprogramme.co.uk/about-arun-classes/ or call 01444 657099.

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