Balance and Falls Prevention Programme
A specific exercise programme designed for those 60 and over to improve mobility, strength and balance and help reduce the risk of falls.
A large number of people aged 60 and over experience falls. This is not always a consequence of ageing and falls can be prevented.
Sustained exercise to improve walking, strength and balance will reduce your risk of falls.
How do I become involved in the classes?
You can self-refer or be referred to Invigor8 through a voucher scheme by a health or social care professional e.g. doctor, practice nurse, physiotherapist, home care provider.
To make an appointment, call the contact telephone number below or on the voucher and you will be invited to come along for an assessment prior to joining a class.
Invigor8 is suitable for people:
- Feeling fearful of falls
- Feeling unstable on their feet
- Who have had a previous fall
- With osteoporosis
Invigor8 helps with
The classes are designed to help build and maintain 8 core components:
- Floor work
- Getting down to the floor and back up
- Tai Chi
- Confidence building
Classes are available throughout South Ayrshire in Ayr, Girvan, Maybole, Prestwick and Troon.
View the Invigor8 leaflet or view the class timetable:
|Monday||Prestwick Community Centre||11.45am - 1.15pm|
|Tuesday||Hillcrest Care Home Girvan||3pm - 3.30pm|
|Wednesday||Walker Hall, Troon||9am - 10am|
10am - 11.30am
11.30am - 12.30pm
|Prestwick Community Centre||2.40 – 4.10pm|
|Thursday||Citadel Leisure Centre, Ayr|
|10am - 11.30am|
11.30am - 1pm
1pm – 2.30pm
|Friday||Heathfield Community Centre||9.45am – 11.15am|
|West Sanquhar Road, Ayr||11.15am – 12.15pm|
|Citadel Leisure Centre, Ayr||11am – 12.30pm|
|South Parish Church, Girvan||10am - 11.30am|
|Carrick Centre, Maybole||1.15pm - 2.45pm|
For more information contact the Health Development Team on:
T: 01292 269793