Community Strength and Balance
Keeping Older Adults on their Feet
Falls Prevention by Improving Balance through Gentle E
Community Strength & Balance Manager - 022 380 8910
Phone: 412 4611
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Strength and Balance
Maintaining a Healthy, Mobile Older Community
Each year, one in three people aged 65 and over will fall. For people aged 80 and over, the risk increases to one in two. Clinical research has shown that when people do exercise and strengthen their core, their balance improves, and their risk of falls reduces by 30-50%.
Gentle group exercise sessions to suit all fitness levels, with an aim to strengthen core muscles and leg strength to improve balance and help prevent the risk of falling.
A series of training sessions designed to educate your team on the key aspect of falls prevention and helping the older members in your community stay as healthy and mobile as possible.
Community Group Strength and Balance classes will support participants to build their core muscles and leg strength and improve their balance.
Latest Resources and News
The Latest Resources
The Latest News
Long Term Plan Advocacy – A real danger of significant reductions in investment in the community sport, recreation and physical activity sector!
Harbour Sport continues to work collaboratively with Aktive regarding the gathering of insights in relation to the Long Term Plan and the real danger of significant reductions in investment for our sector moving forwards. Council has just released the Mayor’s 10 Year...
After a 20 year break the Harbour Sport Corporate Golf day was brought out of retirement. The event took place on 19th October at Pupuke Golf Club and saw a total of 42 golfers take part. It was a glorious sunny day with lots of networking opportunities for...
One of the five outcome areas in the New Zealand Migrant Settlement and Integration Strategy is "Inclusion: Migrants participate in and have a sense of belonging in their community and to New Zealand." This includes the success indicator: "Increased proportion of...
Our NiuMovement Pacific families programme has engaged with 53 participants to date. Equip’d Pacific teen girls programme has engaged with 80 Pacific female students across 4 schools. The July PolySports school holiday programmes engaged with a total of 58 kids over...
After a recent re-tender process Harbour Sport have been successful in securing the Green Prescription (GRx) contract for all of the Waitemata District Health Board area, with effect from 1st July 2017. We will be starting additional programmes at West Wave and Massey...
Millwater parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run What is Millwater parkrun? It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock. When is it? Every Saturday at 8:00am. Where is it? The event takes place at the Sports fields, Millwater Parkway, Silverdale, Auckland 0932. See...
Those who dare, will be tested on a muddy 2.5km Muddy obstacle course with a few messy surprises along the way. Imagine crawling in mud pits, slipping and sliding down muddy water slides, climbing over walls and Tyre Mountains, splashing through murky waters and of...
Register now for the Certificate of Proficiency in Pacific Nutrition. This evening course is held at Heart Foundation building, Ellerslie,...
In Round 2, the Harbour Sport Active Teens Programme, was delivered to 13 Teenagers. Our Tuesday night sessions, held at the Warkworth Fitness Centre, combined game based physical activities, box fit and spin class exercise sessions with informative nutrition...
NZSSSC Census Student representation in school sport has been static.
Top 5 sports over the past 5 years have been Football, Netball, Rugby, Hockey and Basketball.
Basketball, Volleyball and Badminton have been consistent in increasing student representation in the last 3 years.
- In 2015, 50% of students in the Harbour region represented their school in sport.
- Boys’ representation had an increase of 1% whereas Girls’ representation had a decrease of 2%.
- In 2015, schools in the Harbour region offered students the opportunity to represent their school in 66 out of the 81 sports recognised in the census.