Reading Reconditioning Programme Extended for Another Year

Reading Reconditioning Programme Extended for Another Year

Posted: Thu, 27 Apr 2023 14:46

Reading Reconditioning Programme Extended for Another Year

GBA are pleased to announce our reconditioning programme is to continue into 2024! GBA, Age UK and Reading Borough Council work in partnership to deliver the Reconditioning Programme. The aim is to improve the fitness, strength and mobility of older adults (in the Reading area) who are unable to leave their homes safely due to low mobility and/or low confidence. This is achieved by offering our clients an average of eight one-to-one coaching sessions from the comfort of their own home. Our sessions are designed to meet the aims and objectives of the clients' needs by improving their overall fitness. We enjoy activities such as strength and balance sessions, seated foot pedals, walk and talk sessions, seated exercise, mindfulness, dementia friendly exercises and much more. On completion of the Reconditioning Programme, Clients are re-referred to Age UK for information on services such as the out and about service to help maintain their mobility independence and improve feelings of isolation.

During April 2022 and March 2023 our Reconditioning Clients saw the following improvements with their mobility.

Average strength Improvement – 38% increase in ability.

Average stamina improvement – 32 % increase in ability.

Here is what our Reconditioning Clients have to say about our service

'Kate is knowledgeable and so friendly. She gives clear instructions for each exercise. She understands limitations caused by injury or operations and adapts exercises accordingly'.

'A very personable, likeable young woman, she made each session enjoyable and beneficial'.

Please contact Kate if you would like more information on our Reconditioning Programme

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