Groundbreaking programme at award winning ExtraCare scheme

Open Day attended by Labour MP for Swansea West

The latest programme in Swansea began in July 2017 and follows the hugely successful programme that has been running in the Clydach area of Swansea since 2011. The programme at Hazel Court in Sketty began following investment from the local Bay Health Community Network. A recent Open Day was attended by Labour MP for Swansea West, Geraint Davies. 

Balanced Lives takes place on Thursdays at 2pm at:

Hazel Court ExtraCare Scheme,

Sketty Park

Swansea

Based at Hazel Court Housing Development in the Sketty area of Swansea this group started in May 2017. Initially funded by the Swansea Bay GP Cluster. The GP’s are happy to refer their patients to the program having seen positive results in their mobility, social interaction and mental wellbeing.

I'm very pleased to be working with Action For Elders on this exciting project. It's easy to book, just contact your local GP at any one of the eight surgeries taking part and they will gladly advise you.

Dr Kirstie Truman, Chair of Bay Health Community Network

The Programme is open to patients at the following local surgeries:

Sketty and Killay Medical Centre

Kings Road Surgery

University Health Centre

The Grove Medical Centre

Marina Surgery

West Cross Surgery

Gower Medical Practice

Uplands Surgery

Mumbles Medical Practice 

Our other programme takes place at Clydach Community Centre, Swansea.

This group, running weekly in the Clydach community since 2011 has become so successful that it is largely self-sufficient, with a committee of older people themselves guiding its development and progress under our leadership. It has consistently delivered on health improvement; leading to less visits to GP surgeries, a reduction in prescriptive medicine and many other contributory factors associated with general well-being in later life.  

It is a pleasure to be involved in such a unique programme. Unlike other exercise related events, this groundbreaking programme focuses on a number of key areas to both improve mobility AND reduce physical pain. These are the two areas that are so often a cause of isolation and depression in the lives of older people.

Mike Hart, Mobility Lead