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).

Day Time AREA Location of class
Christchurch City classes
Monday  10.00am Redcliffs Port Hills Uniting Church, Augusta Street
Monday 10.00am Parklands Parkview Lounge, Parklands Community Centre, entry beside the playground helicopter
Monday 10.30am Hei Hei Community Centre, Wycola Ave
Monday 10.30am Wainoni
Best Years group
Celebration Centre, 81 Bickerton Street, turn right from the driveway to car park
Monday 1.00pm Harewood 2*


St James Church Hall, Harewood Road, Airport end
*Waitlist only, please try 2pm class
Monday 2.00pm Harewood 3 St James Church Hall, Harewood Road, Airport end
Monday 1.00pm Halswell Te Hapua, Halswell Service Centre and Library
341 Halswell Road.  * Waitlist only, please try Hoon Hay.
Tuesday 9.00am Sydenham Nazareth House, 220 Brougham Street
Tuesday 9.30am Papanui Age Concern Centre, cnr Main North Rd and Loftus St
Tuesday 10.00am Lincoln Starting Tuesday 27 February at Barton’s Fields Community Lounge.
Tuesday 10.30am Bryndwr Bryndwr Chapel, 179 Idris Road
Tuesday 10.30am Upper Riccarton Fletcher Place Residents Lounge, off Bowen Street
Tuesday 2.00pm Waltham Waltham Cottage, 201 Hastings Street East
Wednesday 10.30am Redwood Manse Place Residents Lounge, 325 Main North Road
Wednesday 1.00pm Lincoln Lincoln Community Care, Lyttelton St, behind the Library
Thursday 9.30am Riccarton Kauri Lodge, 148 Riccarton Road
Thursday 10.00am St Albans St Albans Tennis Club, 34 Dover Street, St Albans
Friday 9.30am Hoon Hay Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church Lounge, 5 Downing Street
Friday 10.00am New Brighton* New Brighton Library – in the PAD *Waitlist only – please try Parklands
North Canterbury classes
Wednesday 10.30am Rangiora Ballarat Retirement Village, 21 Ballarat Road
(class full, new members welcome at Thursday class)
Wednesday 11am Amberley Amberley Library, RSA Room
Wednesday 10.30am Culverden Culverden Library
Wednesday 1.00pm Rotherham Amuri Health Centre
Wednesday 1.30pm Amberley Beach Amberley Beach Hall
Thursday 2pm Kaiapoi The Mill Room (Darnley), 24 Sewell Street, Kaiapoi
Thursday 4pm 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.


Phone 366 0903 or 0800 80 33 44 for more information