In partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council and Active4Today, Newark and Sherwood Homes held the first of three awareness raising events at Burton Court in Bilsthorpe.
These events aim to promote healthy life styles, give opportunities to combat loneliness and help people to find out more about staying fit and healthy.
69-year-old Kay Hogan who lives in Bilsthorpe and regularly attends the exercise class at Burton Court, said: “I like all exercise and I try to stay active, I go to the local gym and I enjoy chair based exercises. It is really good because you can do as much or as little as you like, even if you have a shoulder or a hip problem, you can still join in and have a go. Touch wood, I’m quite fit so I exercise regularly and it would be great to see more people joining in.”
Over the course of early October, Newark and Sherwood Homes, Nottingham County Council and Active4Today, will be hosting two more events, the first on 3 October at Newark Sports and Fitness Centre from 1pm to 3pm, and the second on 4 October at Marklew Close in Blidworth from 1pm to 3pm.
At each free event, there will be an opportunity for local people to: try out chair based exercises and boccia; have free entry into a raffle with prizes donated by local companies; get active and wellbeing advice and a number of refreshments.
Rebecca Rance, chief executive at Newark and Sherwood Homes added: “Older people’s day is a great opportunity to get involved and do something different, that’s why we’ve joined forces with other partners to promote this great initiative. Why not come along to one of our sessions, meet people, get active and have some fun?”