Active Rotherham resident celebrates 100 yearsPublished Tuesday, 26th August 2014
One active Rotherham resident is set to receive a sporty celebration from the Council’s Active Rotherham team after scoring a century.
Greta Frost, who celebrated her 100th birthday on August 22, has been taking part in the Otago Strength and balance programme Active Always programme of events at the Rotherham Intermediate Care Centre for the past 20 weeks.
To celebrate Greta's milestone, Active Rotherham will be throwing her a celebration event on Friday August 29 at the Rotherham Intermediate Care Centre.
Greta, who has been taking part in the strength and balance programme to help prevent falls, praised the activities saying that she has benefited from learning how to get up from a chair correctly, has increased her confidence and the sessions are generally keeping her fit and mobile.
She also enjoys the social opportunities provided as part of the session.
Cabinet Member for Communities and Cohesion, Cllr Mahroof Hussain, added: "Well done to Greta for showing that there are no barriers to staying active and for reaching her amazing milestone.
"She's putting a lot of younger residents to shame with her determination and I'd like to wish her a very happy birthday!"
Director of Public Health, Dr. John Radford, said: "Active Always is a programme of physical activity delivered across the borough and is aimed at improving health and well being. The programme runs in partnership with Public Health, various NHS services, community and voluntary organisations and leisure services.
"The programme offers opportunities to meet individual needs, these include general activities in local communities, a specific type of activity and activities to support long term conditions.
"As part of the programme we coordinate the Otago exercise pathway, which Greta takes part in, this is an evidence based exercise programme which has been shown to be effective in reducing falls and preventing deaths from falls.
"In Rotherham we have designed the intervention to encourage long term adherence and therefore maintenance of strength and balance gains through rehabilitation.
"The programme follows a formal 12-week rehabilitation programme from the Falls and Fracture team, and provides a long term outlet for exercise continuation."
The new Active Always brochure detailing all the opportunities mentioned above is now available.
For more details on the programme please contact Amy Roden at Active Rotherham.