Get Active for Health
Being active is well-known as being good for us; the activities in this section are designed to specifically help you improve and/or maintain your health and are particularly aimed at people who may have been inactive for many years.
Health walks are short, sociable walks that last around 30-45 minutes. They aim to help people get the most out of walking for their physical and mental health; and they also provide a great opportunity to meet new people.
The walks are FREE and lead by friendly and supportive qualified leaders, with one at the front, and one at the back, so you can walk at your own pace and there is no pressure to keep up with the people at the front - making them particularly beneficial to anyone who is getting little or no exercise, recovering or suffering from an illness or lacking in confidence.
Falls Prevention Sessions
This sociable and fun class is based on simple, progressive exercises especially adapted for older people (age 60+). The combination of sitting and standing exercises will help to keep you mobile, flexible, strong, improve balance and help you to avoid falls, which in turn will help to retain your independence. This project is funded through Chances4Chance and the wsessions are FREE.
Please contact Sarah Lawrence on 01474 747339 to book your place.
- Thursdays, 2pm - 3pm, The Limes Day Centre, Brent Lane, Dartford
Health Matters Lifestyle Programme
Health Matters is a 12-week programme at Acacia Fitness and gives you the specialised support and encouragement that you may need to become more active. The programme is run by a fully qualified phase IV cardiac and G.P referral instructor, and offers people with medical conditions the chance to exercise in a safe and controlled way.
All referrals onto the Health Matters Referral program will benefit from reduced membership fees. To find out if you qualify please contact Naomi Coupland on 01322 343490.
Self Help Physiotherapy Group
The Multiple Sclerosis Bexley and Dartford Branch is currently running a Self Help Physiotherapy Group at Acacia Hall, Dartford. It is open to all with any type of long term condition. A personal trainer' attends the sessions, but it is a self help group and group members are encouraged to work to their various strengths and abilities. The classes are FREE.
If you would like to attend or for more information please call Jenny on 01322 408 908. More information can also be found in this flyer PDF, 1044.3 KB
- Wednesdays, 10.30am - 12.30pm with refreshments afterwards.