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Community Strength and Balance

The community strength and balance programme is catered to older adults of all ages and abilities.

WellSouth is supporting exercise classes aimed at improving strength and balance, as well as helping develop new classes in the Southern District.  

We use the 9 criteria outlined by ACC  to make sure the exercise provider is delivering safe and effective exercise for you.


Benefits of using an approved provider:

  • You can feel confident that the exercises and instructors have been approved to meet the criteria specified by us and ACC

  • Approved classes are part of a wider network linked to falls prevention pathways in the region including green prescription and community health services

  • They are using research and evidence based exercises in a safe & effective way

  • They meet all health & safety requirements

Further details about the programme are available from Live Stronger for Longer, including a map to find a class near you.


Green Prescription                        

If you are unsure which class is for you and feel you require a more personalised approach to exercise then contact Green Prescription.  The team at Green Prescription would be happy to discuss options that best meet your needs.

In Otago Sport Otago runs Green Prescription. In Southland, contact Active Southland.