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|
Best Years group
|Celebration Centre, 81 Bickerton Street, turn right from the driveway to car park|
|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||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.
TRY SAYGo now
Phone 366 0903 or 0800 80 33 44 for more information