Stay strong and mobile after 65
Most people don’t feel ‘‘old’’ at 65 and want to stay well and independent for as long as they can.
get out of a chair?
❚ Do you avoid activities due to a fear of falling?
If you answered yes to any of the above, then you or your loved one will benefit from learning more about the Live Stronger for Longer movement and increasing your strength and balance.
Having good strength, balance and strong bones is key to staying on your feet. But if you have had a fall, or think you’re at risk of a fall, and can’t increase your strength and balance because of your physical limitations, talk to your GP or health professional as in-home support may be appropriate for you.
To find out where approved community strength and balance classes are in your area, and for more helpful advice and how to join the Live Stronger for Longer movement, visit livestronger.org.nz.
❚ ACC, Ministry of Health and HQSC have created Live Stronger for Longer especially for over 65s and those who care for them.