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     29 October 2018

For more information about any of these groups please phone Age Concern Canterbury 366 0903 or Beverly Mason 331 7817

Day /time AREA Location of class
Mon  10.00am Redcliffs Port Hills Uniting Church, Augusta St
Mon. 10.00am Parklands Waitlist Parkview Lounge, Parklands Community Centre, Queenspark Dr
Mon. 10.30am Hei Hei Community Centre, Wycola Ave
Mon  10.30am Wainoni Celebration Centre, 81 Bickerton St
Mon  1.00pm Harewood  Waitlist St James Church Hall, Harewood Road, airport end
Mon  1.00pm Halswell    Te Hapua, Halswell Service Centre and Library, 341 Halswell Road
Mon  2.00pm Harewood  Waitlist St James Church Hall, Harewood Rd, airport end
Mon  2.00pm Papanui Papanui Village Presbyterian Church, Frank Street
Tues  9.00am Nazareth House Nazareth House, 220 Brougham Street, Sydenham  
Tues  9.30am Papanui Waitlist Age Concern Centre, cnr Main North Rd and Loftus St
Tues. 10.30am Upper Riccarton Fletcher Place Residents Lounge,
off Bowen Street Ph 343 0631
Tues  10.30am Bryndwr Bryndwr Chapel, 179 Idris Road
Tues  2.00pm Waltham Waltham Cottage, 201 Hastings St East
Wed  10.30am Redwood Manse Place Residents’ Lounge,
off Main North Road
Wed  10.45am Halswell Te Hapua, Halswell Service Centre
and Library, 341 Halswell Ro
Wed  1.30pm Lincoln Lincoln Community Care, Lyttelton St,
Thurs  9.30am Riccarton Kauri Lodge, 148 Riccarton Road
Thurs. 10.00am St Albans  Waitlist St Albans Tennis Club, Dover St  
Tues. 10.00am Parklands Parkview Small Community Hall, Parklands Community Centre, Queenspark Drive.
Fri  9.30am Hoon Hay Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church Lounge, 5 Downing St
Fri  10.00am New Brighton Waitlist New Brighton Library – in the PAD
Day time AREA Location of class
Wed  10.00am Rangiora Ballarat Retirement Village, 21 Ballarat Rd
Wed  11.00am Amberley Amberley Library, RSA Room
Wed  10.30am Rotherham Rotherham Hotel, 42 George St
Wed  10.00am Oxford Oxford Town Hall, 34 Main Street
Thurs  11.00am Amberley Beach Amberley Beach Hall
Thurs  1.30pm Pegasus Pegasus Community Centre, corner Pegasus Main and Tahuna Street
Thurs  2.00pm Kaiapoi The Mill Room (Darnley), 24 Sewell St
Thurs  4.00pm Rangiora Ballarat Retirement Village, 21 Ballarat Rd


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