Falls are preventable. SAYGo Falls Prevention exercise classes improve your balance, leg strength, flexibility, general fitness and well being.

You can prevent Falls

Steady As You Go (SAYGo) is the exercise class designed to help older people reduce their likelihood of having a fall.

  • Simple activities, seated in a chair, standing and walking.
  • Proven to improve balance, flexibility and strength.
  • Participants feel physically better and more able.
  • Class members enjoy being with a social and friendly group of like minded people.

Steady As You Go Falls Prevention exercise classes in Canterbury (January 2018)

For more information about any of these groups please phone Deirdre at Age Concern Canterbury 366 0903, Christine Toner 0274339598 (City) or Robyn Bain 0220468467 (North Canterbury).

For more information about any of these groups please phone Age Concern Canterbury 366 0903  or Christine Toner 0274339598 (city) or Robyn Bain 0220468467 (Nth Canterbury).

Day Time AREA Location of class
Christchurch City Classes
Monday  10.00am Redcliffs Port Hills Uniting Church, Augusta Street, Redcliffs
Monday 10am Parklands Parkview Lounge, Parklands Community Centre, Queenspark Drive
Monday 10.30am Hei Hei Community Centre, Wycola Ave
Monday 10.30am Wainoni
Best Years group
Celebration Centre, 81 Bickerton Street, back entrance with Preschool signage
Monday 1pm Harewood 2
Waitlist only
St James Church Hall, Harewood Road, Airport end
Monday 2pm Harewood 3
New members welcome
St James Church Hall, Harewood Road, Airport end
Monday 1pm Halswell

Waitlist only

Te Hapua, Halswell Service Centre and Library 341 Halswell Road
Monday 2pm Papanui Village Presbyterian Church Papanui Village Presbyterian Church, Frank Street, Papanui
Tuesday 9am Nazareth House Nazareth House, 220 Brougham Street, Sydenham
Tuesday 9.30am Papanui

 

Age Concern Centre, cnr Main North Rd and Loftus St
Tuesday 10.30am Fletcher Place, Upper Riccarton Fletcher Place Residents Lounge, off Bowen Street Ph 343 0631
Tuesday 10.30am Bryndwr Chapel 179 Idris Road, Bryndwr
Tuesday 2pm Waltham

 

Waltham Cottage, 201 Hastings Street East, Waltham
Wednesday 10.30am Redwood Manse Place Residents’ Lounge, off Main North Road
Wednesday 10.45am Halswell 2 Te Hapua, Halswell Service Centre and Library 341 Halswell Road
Wednesday 1pm Lincoln Lincoln Community Care, Lyttelton St, behind the Library
Thursday 9.30am Riccarton Kauri Lodge, 148 Riccarton Road
Thursday 10.00am St Albans

Waitlist only

St Albans Tennis Club, Dover St, St Albans
Friday 9.30am Hoon Hay

 

Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church Lounge, 5 Downing St, Hillmorton 8025
Friday 10.00am New Brighton

Waitlist only

New Brighton Library – in the PAD
North Canterbury Classes
Wednesday 10.30am Rangiora Ballarat Retirement Village, 21 Ballarat Road
Wednesday 11am Amberley Amberley Library, RSA Room
Wednesday 10.30am Rotherham Rotherham Hotel, 42 George St, Rotherham
Wednesday 11.30am Oxford Oxford Town Hall, 34 Main Street, Oxford
Thursday 11.00am Amberley Beach Amberley Beach Hall
Thursday 1.30pm Pegasus Pegasus Community Centre, corner Pegasus Main and Tahuna Street
Thursday 2.00pm Kaiapoi The Mill Room (Darnley), 24 Sewell Street, Kaiapoi
Thursday 4.00pm Rangiora Ballarat Retirement Village, 21 Ballarat Road

 

You can read the latest SAYGo newsletter here

 


The real facts about falling

Falls are the most common cause of injury in older people

On third of people over the age of 65 years fall each year

Half of all people over 80 years fall each year

10% of community dwelling people aged 75 years and over will have a fracture or require hospitalisation requiring a fall.

Falls by older people are almost always associated with weakened leg muscles and poor balance

A significant proportion of falls can be prevented.

TRY SAYGo now

Phone 366 0903 or 0800 80 33 44 for more information

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