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Over 65s encouraged to ‘fall on their feet’

Oct 6, 2020 | Leisure & Lifestyle

A new 10-week wellbeing challenge aimed at people aged over 65 in the Easington GP area launches next week.

Helix Arts’ regional Falling on your Feet programme is a dance and health initiative for older people to help increase their strength and balance to prevent them from suffering unnecessary trips and falls. A new commission by Durham County Council sees a project launching in East Durham.

The sessions, which will be held via Zoom, are designed to give those aged over 65 greater independence and confidence.

Led by choreographer Yuvel Soria, the programme also aims to eliminate loneliness by giving people an outlet to form new friendships and socialise with their peers.

The sessions run from 11am to 12.30am, every Thursday, 15th October onwards (the first two sessions are tasters). To book a space at our welcome session on 8th October or the following workshops email Sam Burgess, s.burgess@helixarts.com, or call her on 07988 072993.

Photo credit: Alex Young