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Support on offer as Anglesey marks falls prevention week

AS PART of this years’ Falls Prevention Week (18/09-22/09) the County Council is raising awareness of the support and schemes on offer to residents.

Môn Actif, in collaboration with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health board (BCUHB), are offering specially designed exercise programs to improve balance and reduce falls.

A drop-in taster session will be held on Friday (22/09) from 11am-12:30pm in Plas Arthur Leisure Centre, Llangefni. Information from other care teams will be available after the session as well as a chance for a cup of tea and a chat.

Hundreds of people have already benefited from the scheme since it was set up several years ago. It has helped to improve people’s confidence and mobility making their daily tasks a lot easier. Most importantly, the classes offer a great social value to those that often need it.

Wellbeing and Fitness manager, John Earnshaw added, “We provide weekly support sessions and opportunities available for Anglesey residents to boost their confidence and mobility; and to age well.”

“As a County Council, we’re very fortunate to have such a positive partnership with the Local Health Board and Third Sector. The collaboration between specialist officers from the Health Board and Môn Actif ensures older Anglesey residents are being provided with the best possible exercise schemes and support.”

This year’s falls prevention week theme is “From Awareness to Action.” Falls are not an inevitable part of ageing, and the importance of promoting falls prevention is highlighted as part of our Anglesey Ageing Well Strategy 2022-2027.

Adults’ Services and Community Safety portfolio holder, Councillor Alun Roberts added, “I’d like to thank staff for their continued work in making Anglesey an Age Friendly Island. These types of schemes help give our elderly residents a confidence boost as well as offering an important opportunity to socialise.”

For more information, please contact [email protected] or 01248 752955.