Throughout May, the Active Lifestyles team will be hosting a series of Stronger For Longer “MOT” checks for older people living across the City, to coincide with the second launch of Cambridgeshire County Council’s ‘Stronger for longer’ campaign.
We will be hosting a FREE, Stronger For Longer MOT event at Queen Edith Chapel on Thursday 9th May, between 11.30am-12.30pm
The main aim of the Stronger For Longer campaign is to encourage older people (particularly women 70-79 years old) to take up strength and balance exercises twice a week, to help in the reduction of falls and keep older adults doing more of the activities they enjoy for longer.
What is a “Stronger For Longer MOT”?
A Stronger For Longer MOT is a short series of functional checks that will highlight an older adults strengths and weaknesses in respect to their mobility, strength, balance and general fitness and how this can be improved. The checks are completely non-intrusive and conducted by a friendly, falls trainer who will then advise on exercises that might improve strength and balance. Anybody can drop in for an MOT at anytime at any of the 5 locations in the City.