Older people are particularly vulnerable to isolation in later life where they may not participate in any activities in the local community. By 2030, it is estimated that the town?s over 65 population is expected to grow by more than 60% and the Active Ageing project aims to support the physical, cognitive, social and emotional capabilities of people over the age of 50 with 3 specific projects;
- Mature Movers
Mature Movers sessions support adults to stay active using dance as method to stay fit whilst increasing mobility. Dancing not only improves aerobic capacity but also maintains muscle endurance, strength, flexibility, balance, agility and co-ordination. All of the Mature Movers classes are open to anyone over the age of 50 and every ability and experience level is welcome. The sessions are social, fun and engaging stimulating new friendships and contributing to a reduction in social isolation and loneliness.
- In the Sheds
In the Sheds aims to unite people using the power of Rugby League to initiate conversations and build social connectedness for those who may be lonely or isolated. The reminiscence sessions take place once a month in the Community Cafe at the Halliwell Jones Stadium and a special guest is invited along to give their memories of the town and the Rugby League club. Refreshments are provided and people are encouraged to bring some of their own memorabilia to share with the group.
- Wolves in Motion
Wolves in Motion is an inclusive programme of physical activity sessions that are adapted for all abilities and levels. By getting people involved in a variety of different sessions at their own level, the aim of the project is to maintain mobility and reduce the risk of falls while also improving mood and cognition. Some of the weekly activities included are Seated Exercise, Walking Rugby and low-impact circuits.
For information on getting involved please contact – firstname.lastname@example.org