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Keep Young and Beautiful

Many of the people I spoke to on Falls Awareness Day emphasised prevention, independence and the importance of regular exercise in helping to maintain mobility. We saw a couple of exercise classes for older people in action on the day. Firstly Joanna Payne and her helpers gathered a group of volunteers from Guildford High Street into the Guildhall. Here they are grooving to Simon & Garfunkel. Joanna leads classes across Waverley Borough (Farnham, Godalming and Haslemere) and can be contacted on 01252 718089.

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At the end of the day and when we were probably too tired to know better, Penny and I joined in another class provided in conjunction with Elmbridge Council at the Claygate Centre. This is a new class which will run every Tuesday from 2.15pm – 3.15pm at the Centre. To register or to find out more information please call Liz Patroe on 01372 227300.

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Yes, we fully took part in the class ourselves too – there’s some photographic evidence of it on the Surrey PCT photostream. Some of the photos might make it look a bit strenuous but you shouldn’t let that put you off – everyone who warmed up and down properly had no problem doing these exercises, it was only the younger, cockier ones (well, me actually) that could hardly walk the next day.


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