FOR THE last six Wednesdays we have been attending a course from 1-3pm organised by the Mansfield & Ashfield Falls Prevention Service.
We all experience poor balance and/or dizziness and have been given exercises by the physiotherapists to strengthen muscles which will help to compensate for this problem.
We have had to work hard, but the atmosphere has been one of fun and co-operation, no criticism.
After an hour and a half we have been rewarded with tea/coffee and biscuits provided by the physios, whilst discussing ways of being safe from falls in our own home, then finishing the session with wind-down exercises.
We have been given pictures and instructions so we can continue the exercises at home.
We feel we cannot thank the physios enough for their expert help and encouragement and for making the whole experience so enjoyable.
JEAN CROWTHER, JOAN WILLIAMS, WINNIE SPENCER, SHIRLEY BAINES, GWEN BOOTH.