We all want to continue to share our lives with loved ones as we get older, such as playing with grandchildren and socialising with friends.
Simple strength and balance exercises twice a week are proven to keep you stronger for longer, independent and enjoying the great things in life, whether by joining a class or doing it yourself at home.
The Stronger For Longer campaign has been developed by Cambridgeshire County Council working with local authority partners.
- Visit the county council's Stay Stronger for longer campaign webpage
- Visit Forever Active for more information on classes and activities in Cambridge.
Stronger for Longer MOTs
We’re running a series of ‘MOT’ sessions where you can have your strength and balance checked, and get some advice on how to keep doing the things you enjoy for longer.
The MOT is a short series of functional checks that will highlight your strengths and weaknesses in respect to your mobility, strength, balance and general fitness. They are conducted by a friendly trainer who will advise you on exercises that might improve your strength and balance. The checks are completely non-intrusive.
You can drop in to any of the sessions listed below. Each MOT lasts about 20 minutes – you might need to wait a short time for your turn.
- Thursday 2 May, 11am to midday at Cambridge United Abbey Stadium, Newmarket Rd. Includes a free taster of strength & balance exercises at 11.30am
- Thursday 9 May, 11.30am to 12.30pm at Queen Edith Chapel, Wulfstan Way. Includes free tea or coffee, and the option to attend a Forever Active strength and balance class for free at 12.30pm
- Monday 20 May, 2 to 4pm at Cherry Hinton Village Centre. Includes free tea or coffee and a free balance and strength exercise taster session at 3.30pm
- Tuesday 21 May, 10 to 11.30am at Clay Farm Community Centre. Includes free tea or coffee and access to a free activity session
- Thursday 30 May, 1 to 2pm at Meadows Community Centre. Includes free tea or coffee
We have organised these MOT sessions in conjunction with Everyone Health in support of this campaign.