Join us in York

for Community Sessions at Foxwood
How to take part

Action for Elders Programmes in York

Action for Elders first began working in York in 2013 and has been running Balanced Lives social exercise groups in the area ever since. It has proved to be one of our most long-lasting, successful and popular groups with strong links to the community and to the local GP practices.

The work has received recognition from York City Council for its important work in Falls Prevention.

The enthusiasm of the members provides the evidence of the improvements in social, physical and mental health they feel. They are also the leaders in the provision of our Balanced Lives online content under the leadership of Betty Sutherland.

The group meets at Foxwood Community Centre each week

Suitable for all abilities

The classes contain a mix of exercise and social activities, including gentle exercise for all abilities, basic health advice and the chance to share your life and skills with other people.

It is an opportunity to meet with people of similar age and interests and to get some suggestions to improve overall health and well-being in a friendly, helpful environment. If you enjoy the company of others and would like our mix of exercise and social activity, these are the perfect classes for you.

How to Join our York Group

Every Friday
10 – 11.30

Live Balanced Lives Exercise Sessions

Foxwood Community Centre, Acomb, Cranfield Place, York. YO24 3HY.

Foxwood Balanced Lives Group

Friday – 10 am to 11.30 am (weekly)

Join Betty Sutherland for a series of Balanced Lives exercise and wellbeing activities in the Foxwood Community Centre. The classes are suitable for all abilities.

They are open to all members of the local community.

Organiser and Instructor Details

Contact: Betty Sutherland
email: betty.sutherland@actionforelders.org.uk

Betty leads the York class

Where to find us in York

Brangwyn Court, Hereford, HR1 1ER

Brangwyn Court, Hereford, HR1 1ER

What our group members say

I’m amazed that I’m now able to do things that I just couldn’t do before taking part in ‘Balanced Lives’. I can raise my arms without pain and feel much more independent.

Balanced Lives participant - York

Falls Prevention

Balanced Lives is going from strength to strength in the wonderful city of York. These popular weekly community programmes take place in an area with a very high population of older persons.

The programmes have received recognition from York City Council for their important work in Falls Prevention

Success Stories

Our latest Case Study from York is a story of impressive progress.

Janet Freeman is a lady with a degenerative condition that’s affecting her balance, confidence and speech. Her husband brings her ever week and she’s been coming to the Foxwood group for almost a year. Recently her husband had a fall and broke his hip, but this didn’t put Janet off, she asked her son to come quite a distance to bring her to class. He is so appreciative of the support and friendship she gets in the class, they both stay on for the Community lunch.

Betty has been working on Janet’s balance and confidence.

“This week she joined me in standing up and doing quite a bit of Tai Chi. The smile on her face said it all. She is such a determined lady and loves being part of the group,” says Betty.


York Participant

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