Throughout 2014 and 2015 KA Leisure, one of the partners of North Ayrshire CPP has worked with many other partners to provide supported physical activity sessions to older adults within a community setting. Many of the clients have specific and complex health or cognitive needs.
Staff from KA Leisure have completed specialised training which allows them to deliver such structured physical activity that will benefit older adults with complex needs. Most sessions are postural stability (http://www.jitscotland.org.uk/example-of-practice/invigor8-north-ayrshire/sessions) that improve balance, strength and coordination. Such sessions can help older adults maintain independence.
Weekly chair based exercise classes were delivered in Caledonia Residential Care Home in Saltcoats and Haylie House in Largs. The sessions are prescriptive postural stability sessions and are taught within the falls prevention programme. Similar sessions are also being delivered for clients, in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland, for clients who attend respite care within Ayrshire Central Hospital Day Centre and The Harbour Centre in Ardrossan.
Opportunity in Retirement, WRVS and Age Concern provide a variety of services for older adults throughout Ayrshire and KA Leisure works in partnership with them to provide chair based and water based exercise sessions to groups in Largs, Irvine, Barrmill, Stevenston.