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Don’t miss this great training opportunity!

We are delighted to be able to offer a limited number of places on the Postural Stability Instructor Training Course being delivered by Later Life Training in Haywards Heath this Summer.

This fabulous training course is an intensive learning journey spanning approximately 4 months blended learning which means a mix of online tasks and 4 face to face training days (including assessed elements).

Providing you with professionals skills to deliver effective and fun exercise opportunities for older people with a fear or history of falls and to improve habitual physical activity and reduce falls risk in the general older adult population I. Once qualified, there maybe opportunities for you to work with us delivering community based balance classes.

If you are a level 3 fitness instructor interested in working with older people, please leave your details below and we’ll be in touch.

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Later Life Training comes to Haywards Heath!

We are delighted to be working with Later Life Training to deliver a Postural Stability Instructor Course at Clair Hall, Haywards Heath In August & September 2019.

We hope that by creating more training opportunities will can help more people through our Well Balanced Falls Prevention Programme,reducing the risk of falls and greatly improving the quality of life for participants in their later years.

If you are a level 3 Fitness Professional or Physiotherapist and would like to specialise in working with older people, please get in touch. Training course information can be found on the Later Life Training Website here

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Raising the bar on Strength and Balance

Risk of falling is an inevitable part of ageing, with muscle weakness and poor balance identified as the two most common modifiable risk factors for falls.

Although NHS rehabilitation services provide strength and balance programmes they are often of limited length so there is a need for effective community-based strength and balance programmes. However, community-based programmes are often underfunded and do not join up to work together.

The Centre for Ageing Better commissioned the University of Manchester’s Healthy Ageing Research Group to bridge the gap between evidence and practice. It looks directly at communities to better understand their local challenges and identify practical examples of doing things differently. Their new report, “Raising the bar on strength and balance” presents the models of delivery, issues, barriers and innovative solutions that support effective community-based programmes.

We are really proud our Wellbalanced Programme is featured in this report, watch the following video or click on the link above to find out more.