Kiveton: Project will help older people keep fit

Guardian News
Guardian News

Age UK Rotherham is launching a group in Kiveton to keep older people fit.

Following the success of several Fit for the Future groups, the charity launching the project into other local areas.

It aims to help older people keep more mentally, physically and socially active by taking part in activities in sessions run by the community for the community.

Four launch events will take place in March including one in Kiveton Park.

It will give people the chance to find out more about the project and the groups already running as well as the groups being set up. Those attending will be able to try out some of the activities on offer such as boccia, new age kurling, crafts and quizzes.

Lesley Dabell, chief executive of Age UK Rotherham, said: “By joining one of these groups older people will be able to get more active and involved in things that stimulate them mentally and keep them moving physically.”

“As well as this, being part of a group can also prevent loneliness, which is one of the biggest problems facing older people today.”

Refreshments will be available as well as soup and a roll for those who have pre-registered.

To find out more and to pre-register contact 01709 910 699.