Falls and fractures in older people
Ageing increases your chance of having a fall. As you get older your bones may become more fragile and break easier if you have a fall.
There is a range of support available across Nottinghamshire to help you prevent falls and stay healthy.
If you have had a recent fall or are worried that you may fall, please contact your GP and read the advisory poster [PDF].
Read our 10 top tips for staying steady.
Register now for a FREE online Safe and Active in Later Life: Falls Prevention Event. Learn strength and balance exercises to help prevent falls within the home, on Wednesday 13 October 2021 at 3pm.
Whether you’re in later life yourself , are a family member or work with people in later life, this event will have something for you.
Get Up and Go
For advice on avoiding falls and staying healthy download the Get Up and Go booklet [PDF].
You can also undertake a range of simple strength and balance exercises, as demonstrated in these videos:
The videos below have been produced by our health care provider ABL Health who deliver our integrated wellbeing service Your Health Your Way. Visit their website for more information on falls prevention services and support.
Chair based exercises
Here is a short video demonstrating low intensity chair based exercises which can be completed at home.
Intermediate strength and balance exercises
Here is a short video demonstrating strength and balance exercises which you can complete at home. Exercises are seated and standing using a chair for support.
Advanced strength and balance exercises
Here is a short video demonstrating advanced strength and balance exercises which can be completed at home. Exercises are standing using a chair for support.
Strength and balance classes
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