Reducing the number of falls will improve lives and reduce pressure on local services. Active Norfolk has taken the lead in bringing an innovative falls prevention approach to Norfolk - Dance to Health.
Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability.
8 Care Homes and 48 residents from across the County competed to claim the first ever title, following the success of the Twilight Games.
Keeping active is key to people’s physical health and mental wellbeing, leading to a better quality of life.
In a bid to address low physical activity levels associated with later life, along with loneliness and mental wellbeing, London Sport piloted an initiative in two boroughs: Sitting Netball.
This project has focused on SASP priority group of older people and is also in an area of high deprivation in Sedgemoor District Council, Somerset. This ward represents significant health inequalities resulting in people living there likely to die on average 5 years earlier than other areas of Somerset..
The Mobile Me project offers physical activity interventions to residents of sheltered housing and residential care settings across Norwich and the Broadland District area, with an aim to explore the impact this can have upon both mental and physical health, specifically looking at reducing sedentary and inactive behaviour, fall prevention, as well as social isolation and loneliness.
London Sport piloted sitting netball, a seated version of netball delivered by physical activity co-ordinators in care homes.
Active Norfolk working with partners have developed Mobile Me, a programme that uses sport and activity to help those living with the Dementia.