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Extend Gentle Exercise Classes

by West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre

About our activities / service

Accessibility details Fully accessible
Opening hours 9am to 5pm - Monday to Friday

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Extend gentle exercise involves gentle movement to music for men and women over the ages of sixty years of age but it can also be enjoyed by those with a variety of abilities and it is suitable for all ages. Health experts believe 30 minutes of exercise each day can have a positive health benefits, increasing physical activity is a nation priority, it stops the rise of obesity and related health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and strokes. All our classes are run by qualified tutors who hold a nationally recognised exercise qualification for exercise, our classes are friendly and fun and the music our tutors use reflect the group’s cultural needs. We currently run a number of classes for groups across Sandwell, which includes people with learning disabilities, people in later life and for adults long term health conditions or they have continuing health conditions. Exercises can be done in sitting or standing positions and after listening and singing along with some of the relaxing music you will not even realise you are exercising. Research shows that regular exercise throughout a person’s life has a number of positive physical and mental health benefits that can make people feel good. Exercise also increases strength and muscle mass which intern improves one’s posture and it maintains independence. Physical activity also helps people to maintain bone structure and reduces the risk of people developing osteoporosis, as exercise help people to maintain a good weight and it can maintain blood pressure.The aim of our service is to improve people's mobility so they can live more independently within our community. In terms of benchmarking quality, our service has achieved ISO 9001 Quality Mark, this is an International and national quality assurance award which demonstrates that we have robust governance and quality systems and procedures in place with our service.

Staff qualifications Diploma's in Health & Social Care Levels 2 and Level 3 Diploma's in Health & Social Care Management Levels 4 & 5 Dementia’ OCNLR Level 2 Extend Certificate in Gentle Exercise and Falls Prevention
Genders All
Age focus 26-65 year olds, 65+ year olds

About the organisation

Provides services primarily for the African-Caribbean community across the Borough. Services provided include :- Meals on Wheels, day care for the elderly, links with employment services, Saturday School and Health Education project including support for children and families experiencing difficulties in relation to school exclusion. Homecare and domestic care provider

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