Join us in Hereford

We are running online sessions during Covid
How to take part

Hereford groups

Our Balanced Lives programmes are an opportunity for you to engage in a range of activities including gentle movement, obtaining basic health advice and learning new life skills. It is also your chance to meet with people of similar age and interests and to get some suggestions to improve overall health and well-being.

Three Programmes are now running in this area. We have been particularly successful in building friendships between participants and creating strong links with the local community in Hereford. One particular group of friends formed as a result of meeting at Balanced Lives.

Hereford programmes

Covid online sessions

We are running online activities only during the current coronavirus restrictions.

Details of the sessions are below:

Wellbeing Zoom Session inc. Q&A – Hereford

1.50pm to 3.00pm – Tuesdays

Chris Hoare

Every Tuesday

Balanced Lives Exercises inc. Tai Chi – Hereford

1.50pm to 3.00pm – Thursdays

Chris Hoare

Every Thursday

Joining us is easy

Booking is Essential

Call us on: 0300 303 1555

or email: info@actionforelders.org.uk

Activity Co-ordinator: Name

What our group members say

When I started coming here I used to use a mobility scooter – and now I don’t need it. I can walk fine now. It’s been a lifesaver for me.
Betty T

Balanced Lives participant - Hereford

Find our centres on the map

Parish Hall Fairwood Road West Cross Swansea SA3 5JP

Clydach Community Hall, Vardre Rd, Clydach, Swansea SA6 5LP

Community Room, Hazel Court, Swansea SA2 8BP

Side Room, Upper Killay Recreational Hall, Gower Rd, Upper Killay, Swansea SA2 7HQ

Activities Room, West Cross Community Centre, Linden Ave, West Cross, Swansea SA3 5LE

Northolme Community Centre, Belmont, Hereford. HR2 7SP

Brynngwyn Court Community Room, Hereford. HR1 1ER

Belmont Community Centre, Eastholme Avenue, Belmont. Hereford.

Prior Bank Care Home, Cherry Tree Road, Sheffield S11 9AB

Werrington Lodge Care Home, Baron Court, Werrington Meadows, Peterborough PE4 7ZF

Foxwood Community Centre, Acomb, York YO24 3HY

St Luke’s Church Hall & Community Centre, Burton Stone Lane Clifton, York YO30 6DG

Golau Caredig Independent Living, 9th Floor, Gladstone Road, Barry, CA62 7AZ

The Gathering Place, Day Care Centre, 1 Flemingstone Road, St. Athan, Barry CF62 4JH

Murchfield Community Centre, Sunnycroft Lane, Dinas Powys CF64 4QQ

Bourne Programme

Balanced Lives Carers Initiative

More about our Hereford groups

Hereford keeps on moving

Running in a rural suburb of the city of Hereford, these programmes continue on from one of the first programmes set up by Action For Elders back in 2011. Programmes have run consistently on a weekly basis and gone from strength to strength. Donald Macrae, Director of the People’s Health Trust which runs the Health Lottery recently visited the programme and received a warm welcome.

Community spirit

Many of the older people of Hereford were suffering with loneliness, felt cut off from the community and lacked motivation for exercise or social contact. The innovative Balanced Lives Programme has brought people together. It fact, some members of the local Northholme Group now meet up regularly, independently of the Balanced Lives sessions

Falls prevention

The Balanced Lives programme has proven to be invaluable in the prevention of falls for older people. Fall Prevention experts frequently refer patients to our programmes throughout the UK and this has been the case in Hereford.

“The more people can keep moving and keep active – the less chance they’ve got of falling.” Sarah Jones, Falls Care Navigator, Nexus

Success stories

Daphne loves attending Balanced Lives and has made lots of new friends. Before joining the programme, she was extremely lonely and only went out for health appointments. Daphne now feels confident enough to attend all the other activities at Bryngwyn Court, including a recent day trip to Swansea. “Daphne has thrived since coming to Balanced Lives and has regained her confidence,” says the Housing Centre Manager.

A Case Study

Sheila suffers from fibromyalgia and coeliac disease and has been in pain for many years. Her health and wellbeing is improving on a weekly basis through attending the Balanced Lives programme. She is feeling stronger and happier.
“I am experiencing considerably less pain since taking part in the programme,” says Sheila.

A Case Study

Read our news updates

You can read more news about Hereford and all our programmes on our news and events pages. These are the items with special interest to those of you who are interested in what is going on in Hereford.

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