Please see below Joan's testimonial and how the Better Generations Gains project has improved her wellbeing and social life.
1. How did you find out about this session?
"I attended the Haydon Wick12-week Otago course with Swindon Borough Council. They explained about the Senior club activities session".
2. How has it benefited you?
"It helps me keep fit, steady on my feet and being part of a team, I like to attend the session instead of doing it at home on my own".
3. What is the highlight of this session?
"I enjoy all of the session and it helps me keep fit and sociable".
4. What made you want to join this session?
"After 12 weeks of Otago Strength and Balance, Wendy explained about the Senior club activities session. It was a great way to keep on going and help me keep fit".
5. What is it like interacting with the young people?
"They're great role models to help me keep fit and to reach my goals. The fitness Instructor Tyler J has been a massive inspiration and a great Fitness Instructor".
6. Has this changed your lifestyle? If so how?
"It has made go out more, keep fit and meet new people"
The Better Generation Gains team are delivering the following activities for Swindon residents that are 65 years plus.
Senior Club Activities -Strength and balance exercises to help you feel more competent on your feet. In the sessions we use fun and inclusive activities for all.
Monday – link centre
Time – 2.00pm – 3.15pm
Thursday – link Centre
Time – 2.00pm – 3.15pm
Friday – Haydon Centre and Gym
Time – 11.30am – 12.45pm
Cost - £2.50 per session (tea and coffee provided at the end of the session )
This project focuses on activities to engage with members of the community that are 65+, keeping them active and independent for longer regardless of their personal circumstances.
Better are working in partnership with and funded by the Zurich Community Trust, ‘Generation Gains’ is a two-year inter-generational pilot programme which is being evaluated by Bath University. The programme will allow candidates to ‘earn while they learn’ gaining qualifications in health and fitness, leisure operations and sport coaching, as well as acquiring skills to engage with the local community.
Please contact the team for more information emailing GenerationGains@GLL.ORG
Call 07928105663 or 07711953622