The Richmond Charities started these specialised classes in May 2017 in response to some residents who wished to attend a gentle exercise class which would offer strengthening of muscles to help with balance and mobility. This in turn helps build confidence, especially if someone has experienced a fall in the past. Gill Williams, the teacher who runs these sessions, is highly qualified in this field as she has worked with the Richmond Falls Prevention team for a number of years. The residents that take part also have fun and it helps with socialising which helps combat isolation.
The classes run on Fridays from 2pm - 3pm in the Chapel at Hickey's Almshouses. All are welcome!