Healthy living

Flexercise

Flexercise is an initiative that runs across Somerset which aims to promote mental health and wellbeing through regular chair based activity.

It was originally designed to benefit older people who live in nursing homes, residential homes or sheltered housing as well as those older people that attend day care centres. However, it now has a wider range of benefits including helping people with physical disabilities, learning difficulties and rehabilitation after a stroke.

Flexercise also provides benefits for people at risk of social isolation or exclusion and people with, or at risk of, developing mental health problems.

  1. Flexercise training

    SSDC offers training for those who would like to lead Flexercise sessions on a voluntary basis. Workshops run across the South Somerset District and the format for the training is a half day workshop costing £10 per person including useful resources to take away. Training is ideal for residential and nursing home staff, day centre staff, sheltered housing staff, and any volunteers wishing to deliver Flexercise in the community.

    Email active@southsomerset.gov.uk to request a booking form.

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