Physiotherapists call on older adults to take up exercise for healthy living

By Amy Lewis

Published 19/11/2016 | 00:00

Physiotherapy staff in Wexford General Hospital: Lydia Daniels, Angela Roche, Vanessa Longo, Katrina Rice, Margaret Bolger, and Aine Teevan.
Physiotherapy staff in Wexford General Hospital: Lydia Daniels, Angela Roche, Vanessa Longo, Katrina Rice, Margaret Bolger, and Aine Teevan.

A group of Wexford physiotherapists are calling on older adults to take up regular exercise in order to improve their health.

Physiotherapists in Wexford General Hospital, St John's Hospital Day Care Centre in Enniscorthy, Healthy Living Centre New Ross and St Louis Day Care Centre Ramsgrange rolled out a number of informative events in recent weeks to promote the fact that exercise can 'add life to their years'.

In Wexford General Hospital, the physiotherapy team set up an information booth providing advice and encouragement for older people who wish to become more active. Senior physiotherapist in St John's Hospital Day Care Centre, Enniscorthy Mary Renwick conducted a practical exercise class looking at the benefits of 'Sit to Stand' - an easy way to gain strength and cardiovascular benefits. Over in the Healthy Living Centre, New Ross senior physiotherapist Una Nolan ran a chair based exercise class and session on the subject of the prevention of falls as you get older. Finally in the St Louis Day Centre, Ramsgrange, senior physiotherapist Harry Goff presented an exercise and education session highlighting the benefits of activity and how small increases can make a big difference.

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