Better Balance Classes (Otago)

Otago Better Balance Classes Age UK Bournemouth

What does it do?

The Otago program is designed to help reduce the risk a fall which could lead to an injury in later life. Many people think there is nothing the can do about getting less mobile in older age but regular gentle exercise can make a big difference.

Are you concerned about falling, or have you fallen recently?  Falls are such  common events for older people, often with such severe consequences, but it’s easy to think that it won’t happen to you, or to assume there’s nothing you can do about  it.  But around 30% of adults over 65 living at home will experience one fall a year (around 2.5 million people in England) - rising to 50% of adults over 80 living in their home or residential care.

The Otago Programme
The Otago programme has been clinically trialled at OTAGO University Medical School, New Zealand and has demonstrated that the likelihood of falls can be reduced by up to 46%; and  of those that do fall, the likelihood of injuries can be reduced by a third.
The exercises  are low-impact, and suitable for all abilities and ages. Most people will notice a rapid improvement in their confidence, balance and stability, especially if they practice at home.


Who it is for?

Older people in Bournemouth

Where it is available?

Local service (Bournemouth).

How to access or apply for it:

For further information or if you would like to enrol then please contact Gary Mason 01202 530530 (Otago Exercise Programme Leader)

Classification(s):

Info last updated:

02/01/2019
Provider
700 Wimborne Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH9 2EG