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Getting back out there

Tackle Anxiety and Loneliness in our new Campaign.

Getting Back Out There is a three-month campaign that aims to help people overcome the anxiety they feel about returning to normal life and resuming regular social contact. Action for Elders is here to help you navigate your way out of lockdown.

It will bring together all the services we provide for older people, from our live and on-demand Balanced Lives™ exercise sessions to social groups such as our Book Club, Jigsaw Project and walking events.

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What is re-opening anxiety?

One of the most searched terms on Google is: ‘What is Reopening Anxiety?’ There are so many people who are nervous about reconnecting socially, they are just not prepared mentally or physically to get back out there: this is where we come in.

We are introducing a series of live wellbeing Q&A sessions to enable you to discuss anxiety issues and find solutions for you or a loved one to navigate their way out of lockdown as we slowly return to normal live over the next few months.

We are planning a full programme of services and events to help you with ‘Getting Back Out There’.

It’s perfectly normal to feel worried about going back to normal life after the long period of lockdown restrictions. As the NHS points out “even positive change can lead to anxiety”, but with our Balanced Lives services for older people we follow NHS guidelines and provide all the help you need to re-emerge stronger, both mentally and physically.

Highlights of the campaign

Health and wellbeing

  • Live Exercise and On-Demand Videos
  • Live Wellbeing Q&A – for you to talk about the issues you face on return to social contact
  • New weekly on-demand videos – that offer quick and easy ways to target specific health issues
  • Safe and friendly Walking Sessions – to help you stay fit and meet new people

Community engagement

We will be offering the following social events, with more to be added over the coming months:

  • Book Club – A chance to discuss your favourite books with like-minded people over Zoom.
  • Jigsaw Project – Jigsaw puzzles have proven cognitive benefits and by sharing them online in our Jigsaw Club section you can link up with fellow enthusiasts. We will be providing free jigsaws for our participants.

Community support: reaching out

Our Balanced Lives programmes are targeted at local communities and we are reaching out to communities as we come out of lockdown. During July we will be reaching out to the following Communities:

  • Balanced Lives Leaflet Mail Out. We are reaching out with a 30,000-leaflet mail-out offering our free online exercise programmes
  • Local Businesses or Individuals. Let us know about the needs of your local community and we will try to help.

How to join in

Are you interested in taking part in our Getting Back Out There campaign?

If you are, then we would love to hear from you. Simply get in touch by clicking on the join in button, or by filling in your contact details at the bottom of the page

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Contact us

Email: info@actionforelders.org.uk

Phone: 030 330 30132

Post: Action for Elders, Elfed House, Oak Tree Court, Mulberry Drive, Cardiff Gate, Cardiff CF23 8RS

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