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Reduce risk of falls with strength and balance classes in Chester

23 October 2018
Strength and balance classes in Chester

New strength and balance classes in Chester are helping older residents improve their stability and learn how to reduce the risk of falls.

Sanctuary Housing and local community interest company Healthbox are working in partnership to deliver free weekly classes at Francis Street Community Room, in Rowland Heights, Francis Street.

Using a mixture of standing and chair-based exercises, the sessions aim to help people get active and improve their balance and stability in a friendly and welcoming environment.

Qualified nutritionists are also on hand to offer advice on healthy eating and tips to improve general health and wellbeing.

Classes take place on Tuesday mornings and are followed by a free lunch.

Michele Payne, Sanctuary’s resident involvement manager, said: “We aim to help our residents live happy, healthy lives and these classes are a great way for people to improve their stability, meet new people and take part in some gentle exercise.”

Booking is essential and anyone interested in attending should call Sheena on 01513 550205 or email sheena@healthboxcic.com to find out more.

This project is funded by Sanctuary’s Chester Community Chest fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.

For more information about Chester Community Chest, call 01905 335163 or 01244 305573 or email chestercommunity.chestfund@sanctuary-housing.co.uk.