Falls Prevention

Building activities that maintain strength, balance and flexibility into your lifestyle are said to have implications upon a person's risk of falling. Therefore as we age adopting an active lifestyle that generally maintains these characteristics, whether that be exercise classes like Yoga or hobbies such as gardening, will decrease the risk of a fall. There have also been projects piloted in Norfolk, such as Dance to Health, that look to encourage our older population to be active with a specific targeted approach to reduce the risk of a fall. Use the links below to find out more about the implications of falls, and how physical activity can help people to maintain their independence.

Ryan Hughes

Ryan Hughes

Active Ageing Officer

I have a background of working on various community based programmes across Norfolk, as well as studying Sport and Education Studies at the University of Northampton. The experience I gained lead me to my current post with Active Norfolk overseeing our older people work, which focuses on the over 65s and is designed to address barriers to participation within this age group, and increase opportunities for Norfolk's older population to have access to physical activity.

In my spare time I enjoy playing/watching multiple sports including squash, badminton and football, in particular following the hugely successful Chelsea FC. I also like to travel, when time and money allows.

Telephone
01603 732335 or 07771 616932