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Free workshops for those at risk of falls

Published Wednesday, 27 May 2015

A SERIES of free workshops are being held across Hinckley & Bosworth for older residents at risk from falls.

The Falls Awareness Workshops will be held during July/August and are intended for those who have had a fall or for those who have a health-related condition (including poor hearing and eyesight) that can affect their balance. Carers and family members are also welcome to attend.

The workshops have been organised by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council Active Together Team, due to studies that have identified older adults are more likely to require care or a stay in hospital after a fall. With Hinckley and Bosworth’s ageing population increasing each year, more and more people are living with long term illnesses or disabilities that could make them susceptible to falls.

The workshops will provide information and advice on:
  • Free hearing and services
  • Postural assessments
  • Alarm services
  • Free Tai Chi class
  • Reflexology taster
  • Co-op suitable slippers for sale 
They will be held at the following locations:

Tuesday 7 July - Millennium Hall, Burbage from 1.00pm to 3.00pm
Friday 17 July - Stoke Golding Village Hall from 12noon to 2.00pm
Thursday 23 July - Sport in Desford from 10.00am to 12noon
Tuesday 4 August - Groby Village Hall from 1.00pm to 3.00pm

Free tea or coffee and cakes are included for those attending and free transport will be provided for care homes or groups of five people or more. Pre booking is essential.

For more information contact Emma Hopkins on 01455 255875 or email: emma.hopkins@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk.

Last updated: 27/05/2015 14:55