Generation Gains Activity Timetable
|Monday||2pm - 3pm||60 mins||Chair Exercises||GG Team||Link Centre|
|Tuesday||12.30pm - 1.30pm||60 mins||Walking Football||GG Team||Haydon Centre & Gym|
|Wednesday||11.30am - 12.30pm||60 mins||Chair Exercises||GG Team||Haydon Centre & Gym|
|Thursday||11.30am - 12.30pm||60 mins||Walking Football||GG Team||Haydon Centre & Gym|
|Thursday||2pm - 3pm||60 mins||Chair Exercises||GG Team||Link Centre|
|Friday||11.30am - 12:30pm||60 mins||Chair Exercises||GG Team||Haydon Centre & Gym|
65+ Senior Activity Club
The activity session will include fun activities that have a sporting element, working on improving balance and strength to help prevent falls in everyday life, improve the participant’s everyday life with mobility exercise.
This brings in the social elements of belonging to a group and finding new acquaintances that could build into long term friendships.
Please note, booking is essential. For more details, please call us on 07521147431.
Walking football is a variant of association football that is aimed at keeping people aged over 65 involved with football if, due to a lack of mobility or for other reason, they are not able to play the traditional game. If a player runs then they concede a free kick to the other side. This slow paced version of the popular game is an ideal way to exercise and meet new people. Both men and women, over 65, are welcome to participate.
Tuesday: Haydon Centre & Gym 12:30am - 1.30pm
Thursday: Haydon Centre & Gym 11.30am - 12.30pm
This session is at Haydon Centre and Gym on a Friday between 11.30am - 1.30pm.
Aimed at the over 60, this session is pay and play - *No booking required.
The session costs just £3 and will include the following activities:
- Short Tennis
- Table Tennis
- Gym (Gym induction must be completed before hand)
*Gym Induction start time 11.30am until 12.15pm (Please pre-book your Gym Induction by calling the Haydon centre 01793 721526 )
Senior Club Activity Session
The activity session will include fun activities that have a sporting element, working on improving balance and strength to help prevent falls in everyday life, improve the participants everyday life with mobility exercise.
This bring in the social element of belonging to a group and finding new acquaintances that could build into long term friendships.
Monday: Link Centre 2pm - 3:15pm
Thursday: Link Centre 2pm - 3.15pm
Friday: Haydon Centre 11.30am - 12.45pm
And we’re back..
The Swindon Generation Gains project offers chair based exercise classes for over 65+. The aim of the project is to not only get older people more active but also to help combat social isolation. Covid-19 has affected the older generation, making them more isolated due to shielding as we’ve had to lock down to keep safe.
We have successfully restarted our chair based classes and this week launched our walking football sessions .Classes are already well-attended and we’re looking forward to increasing our spaces when restrictions allow.
Project Manager - John Popowicz
34 years with Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service responsible for delivering community safety interventions and educational programmes to schools, volunteer groups, community groups etc to reduced the risk of being injured or dying in a fire or road traffic collision.
Extensive experience working with partner organisations sharing resources to achieved shared outcomes. My hobbies included walking, fitness training and rugby.
I have represented the English Fire & Rescue Service RFC, Dorset and Wiltshire RFC and Swindon RFC.
Leigh- Assistant Project Co-ordinator
"I started on the project in June 2019. I have just completed a degree in Sports Development and Coaching. Prior to university, I worked in the leisure and fitness industry, gaining my level 2 fitness instructing and level 3 personal training diploma. I also have experience of working in outdoor education. I enjoy trampolining and used to coach and compete locally and for my university"
"I have just finished college doing Sport and started my role as a Generation Gains apprentice in July. My favourite thing about the project is meeting new people and I enjoy teaching walking football as I played football for 11 years".