Please note all CSB classes are closed under alert levels 3 and 4, with only some classes opening at level 2. Please contact 0800 262 368 for more information.
Community strength and balance classes are social, fun and keep you strong and independent to do the activities you love.
Age Concern Auckland is the lead agency for Community Strength and Balance classes across Counties Manukau. Our role is to coordinate and grow access to classes offered in Counties Manukau.
It is proven that people 65+ years can significantly reduce their risk of falling by doing regular specific exercises that build the
strength and balance of their legs and core (stomach, lower back, and hips). Strength and Balance classes are led by instructors trained to
65 years and older in the correct exercises to build strength and balance and help older people improve their balance, leg strength, flexibility, general fitness and well-being.
Three levels of classes are offered and we will work to ensure that you are placed in a class suited to your mobility and ability:
Each year across New Zealand, 1 in 3 people aged 65 and over will fall. For people aged 80 and over, the risk increases to 1 in every 2 people. A fall can reduce an older person’s confidence, independence and general wellbeing.
You may be at risk of falling if:
If you are at risk there are things you can do to help!
If you are an exercise provider who would like to become accredited to provide Community Strength and Balance classes please click the link
below for more information.