Our Strength and Balance programme combines simple exercises with advice on walking to help adults stay active and independent.
Our programme was developed in response to the CMO Guidelines for Older Adults 2011, which recommends that older adults aged 65+ should aim to be active daily and incorporate activity to improve strength and balance twice each week.
Helping adults to stay active and reduce the risk of falls
The programme was developed with expert input and advice from Professor Dawn Skelton of Glasgow Caledonian University and has been trialled successfully with the Step Forth walking programme in Falkirk.
Our Walk Your Way to Strength and Balance Programme
The programme consists of 14 simple exercises that will improve strength and balance and reduce the risk of falls in adults.
Our resources include:
- A set of laminated cue cards for easy demonstration of the 14 exercises in a group setting. The cards include handy tips to promote an active lifestyle. Four exercises are for frailer older adults.
- A take home leaflet for adults that outlines 10 exercises and handy tips to be more active everyday.
- A 3.5 hour workshop led by qualified Later Life trainers for people working with older adults in care settings to learn how to encourage physical activity, reduce sedentary behaviour and build strength & balance exercises into daily care.
- A 3.5 hour workshop for volunteers leading Health Walks in their community.
Prices & Ordering
- Starter Pack (5 cue cards, 100 leaflets) £50 (incl. VAT)
- Strength & Balance Cue cards: £6.00 (incl. VAT) (+postage)
- Leaflets: £0.20 each (+postage)
- Half Day Strength & Balance Training workshop: Contact us to ask about the price of the workshop
Please place orders for resources at https://www.pathsforall.org.uk/strength-and-balance or contact email@example.com for more information or to ask about a workshop.
For any other queries, please contact your local Paths for All Development Officer.