“I was speaking to Pat, our on Floor lady who deals with the members, she said that she never thought there would be anything that would take the place of their beloved bingo sessions, but this certainly has!!!!!”
Julie, Manager, Clockhouse Centre
“We have an ageing population – the number of people aged 60 or over is expected to pass the 20 million mark by 2030.
42% of people aged 55 and over are inactive compared to 29% of the population as a whole.” (ONS, 2015).
Leading a healthier, more active lifestyle doesn’t necessarily mean running a marathon or going to the gym – it could be brisk walking, dancing the foxtrot or bowls. Raising your heart rate for 30 minutes, several times a week, can lead to both physical and mental health benefits, and can help manage many conditions such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, joint problems and obesity, as well as lower the risk of other diseases such as Alzheimer’s and depression.
Get Active 50+, delivered by Active Surrey, Community Golf, YMCA East Surrey and other delivery partners, is funded by Sport England, the Borough and District Councils and Surrey County Council Public Health exclusively for people aged 50 or over. It aims to improve health amongst older adults across Surrey, where one in four adults are deemed to be inactive and 40% are not meeting the Chief Medical Officer’s (CMO) guideline of 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise.
We were involved in the Get Active 50+ project towards the end of 2016, and from September to December 2016, we setup two successful 10 week projects at the Kites Club in Epsom & Ewell District and at the Clockhouse Centre in the Waverley District.
Click here to read about Audrey from the Clockhouse Centre, Milford who has won our Spring 2017 League.
We offer taster sessions at a convenient time to suit both parties, to enable you to discover what we do and understand why other community groups in your area are already participating in our leagues.
Thanks to Grant Pritchard @ http://www.grantpritchard.co.uk/ and https://www.facebook.com/GrantPritchardPhotography/ for the photos.