Newbiggin Village Hall – Active Seniors

22nd April 2015

IMG_0004Newbiggin Village Hall were awarded just under £1,000 from one of our 80+ funds. The money was used to host exercise classes for older people in the village and surrounding areas.

The participants of the classes, who may not have otherwise taken part in any exercise are benefiting from the programme which is specifically tailored to their individual needs.

Alan Rich, Chairman of the Newbiggin Village Hall committee said: “The active Senior classes have improved the fitness and activity level of all the participants including those with limiting conditions but most of all it has given the participants a lot of fun!”

One individual who was unable to drive because of her restricted neck movements was able to return to the wheel as a result of the Active Seniors programme.

And another who had suffered a lower limb amputation found that the classes improved balance. As a result a wheel-chair was no longer required.

Alan said “Participants have generally reported an improvement in co-ordination, joint mobility and balance. These can often be limiting factors in older, less active people.

All the participants have found it great fun, and waves of giggling can usually be heard coming from the exercise room!”

To find out more about the Active Senior exercise classes visit the Newbiggin Village Hall website.

To find out more about the funding available at Cumbria Community Foundation take a look at our Grants page, phone 01900 825760 or email enquiries@cumbriafoundation.org

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