Seniors Exercise Group

A referral based strength and balance class at a Redditch Extra Care Housing Scheme has proved extremely popular with tenants who are already feeling stronger after just one month.

The class at St David’s House in Batchley began on 11th January and takes place at 3.30pm every Friday.

As the class has been so popular - described by tenants as “good and great fun” and helping them to gain more confidence - the instructor is now keen to carry on working with the group and encourages anyone else who might be interested to join in should transportation be an issue getting to other classes.

The Strength and Balance sessions, which are run by a Level 4 Qualified Instructor, are part of the falls prevention pathway and aim to help people to keep mobile and independent for longer as well as being a fun, social activity.

Liz Griffiths, Manager at St David’s House, said: “It is great to see our tenants’ confidence grow week on week. I have a wonderful sense of job satisfaction from watching all of the tenants improve whilst really enjoying themselves. We like to offer our tenants lots of opportunities for socialising and this one has the added bonus of improved strength and balance, helping to prevent falls as you get older.”

If you are interested in taking part in the class or would just like general advice on what would be suitable exercise for you, please contact Hayley Gwilliam on 01527 881404.