Care home residents in Peterborough get fit and active with Tesco grant.
Action for Elders Trust’s Balanced Lives project to benefit the local community.
Place: Werrington Lodge, Baron Court, Peterborough. PE4 7ZF.
Attended by James Lewis, CEO Action For Elders, Katie Dean of Groundwork UK and older beneficiaries telling their inspirational stories…
Older person’s charity Action For Elders plans to improve the lives of residents at Werrington Lodge Care Home with Balanced Lives, an innovative programme to enhance health and wellbeing. Werrington Lodge is currently home to 60 residents, many with health issues.
The weekly programme is also open to older neighbours of Werrington Lodge who’d like to improve their health and wellbeing.
Through local votes, the project has been awarded a grant from Tesco’s Bags of Help Community Grant Scheme, which is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork.
Anne Faulkner (Action For Elders’ Development Director) said: “In Peterborough, we have identified an urgent need to address a forgotten community of older people who, without support, can lose hope, independence and self-worth. We are starting to see a vibrant community emerging, with some residents being able to stand for the first time in years. Tesco’s Bags of Help grant has now made it possible to take our programme to the next stage.”
Alec Brown (Tesco’s Head of Community) said: “Bags of Help contributes funds to community projects up and down the country and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers voting in their local stores. We’re looking forward to seeing more projects brought to life.”
The Balanced Lives Programme currently runs all over the UK and is aiming to expand in the Peterborough and Cambridgeshire area.
For Further Information contact:
John Coleman, Communications Director
Action for Elders Trust
Tel: 07768 478 446