Join us in Peterborough

How to take part

Peterborough and district 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.

Our regular weekly groups in Peterborough include our ‘Balanced Lives’ programmes and our ‘Better Together’ social programmes.

Our Balanced Lives programmes focus on a range of activities including gentle movement, basic health advice, learning new life skills, and meeting people of similar age and interests, plus some suggestions to improve overall health and well-being.

The programme is aimed at supporting residents of Werrington Lodge Care Home to become physically active, improve their mobility and create positive attitudes towards exercise. The group sessions are also open to non-residents of 65+.

The project is supported by Sport England* in partnership with community development initiative Groundwork.

Peterborough programmes

Covid online sessions

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

If you are interested in taking part in one of our online Zoom sessions to help you keep active and fit, please call us on our 0300 303 1555 telephone number.

Joining us is easy

Booking is Essential

Call us on: 0300 303 1555

or email: info@actionforelders.org.uk

Activity Co-ordinator: Kay Windsor

What our group members say

Our residents tend to have poor physical mobility and many have lost the confidence to be physically active, particularly if they’ve had a fall. We do our best to support them, but our team doesn’t have in-house expertise in the holistic approach offered by Action for Elders.
Kay Windsor

Activities Co-ordinator

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 the Werrington Lodge Care Home group

There are currently around 60 residents at the Werrington Lodge Care Home with conditions that include: dementia, disabilities and long-term problems like diabetes.

The Balanced Lives project is a groundbreaking model for care homes. It tackles negative attitudes towards physical activity, while encouraging residents and older neighbours to make exercise a regular and integral part of their lives.

According to Sport England*, 54% of people aged 75 and over are physically inactive, which means they do less than 30 minutes of physical activity per week. For people with long term health conditions, many of whom live in care homes, this figure is much higher.

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