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Independent Living

With an ageing population it is important that there are services available to support older people in maintaining independent lifestyles.

Good Neighbour Project

The Good Neighbour Project provide fun exercise classes to improve balance and posture and reduce the risk of falls. Many falls can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle and the right physical exercise.

Coming to our classes has helped our clients improve their strength, balance and overall fitness at the same time as promoting the friendship and support of a strong social network. There is nothing like mutual encouragement to spur you on.

A weekly FIT & FUN session consists of gentle exercises followed by healthy refreshments and the chance to chat and make new friends.

The Good Neighbour Project also operates a befriending service aimed at supporting older people in their own homes helping them stay independent.

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