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New Steady Steps classes for over 65s in Hugglescote and Castle Donington

Published: Fri 20 September, 2019

An exercise programme proven to help over 65s develop strength and balance, and ultimately prevent falls, is returning with new sessions in Hugglescote and Castle Donington.


North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) runs the popular Steady Steps classes which are aimed at anyone aged over 65 that has either previously suffered a fall or might be worried about falling in the future.

The weekly programmes will take place at: 

  • Hugglescote Community Centre every Friday from 27 September at 10am.
  • Castle Donington Methodist Church every Thursday from 31 October at 11am.

The free sessions are relaxed, fun and social, and are designed to help those at an increased risk of falls or who find themselves isolated.

Booking is essential by contacting emily.rodbourne@nwleicestershire.gov.uk or calling Emily on 01530 454755. 

Testimonials from people that have attended other Steady Steps classes include:

“After an illness last year I needed something to boost my confidence and it most certainly has done that.” 

“I’m now much more confident and keeping myself more mobile.”

“My legs feel so much stronger and I find myself really looking forward to the class every week.” 

“In the classes you get clear instructions, they are well structured, but also flexible, allowing you to work to your own ability.” 

“I feel it has helped my stiff muscles, improved my flexibility and made me more confident about avoiding trips and falls.” 

 “I’ve learned how to improve my balance and the correct way or getting up and down. It’s also been fun meeting new people.” 

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