Groundbreaking programmes in Swansea

Now expanded to three separate programmes

To cope with demand from the local community, we are now running at three venues. 

Programme One: Hazel Court ExtraCare Scheme, Sketty Park

Thursdays - 2pm to 4pm

Based at Hazel Court Housing Development in the Sketty area of Swansea, this group started in May 2017. Funded by the Swansea Bay GP Cluster, the local GP’s are happy to refer patients to the program having seen hugely positive results in patient mobility, social interaction and mental well-being.

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Programme Two: Llwynderw Parish Hall, West Cross

Wednesdays - 2pm to 4pm

Located at the rear of The Church of the Holy Cross in Llwynderw Parish Hall, this group only began in September 2018 but has already become a popular social hub within the community. The group consists of patients from the GP Cluster and other referrals from health care professionals, as well as individuals expressing an interest to join the programme.

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Programme Three: Clydach Community Centre, Vardre Road, Clydach

Thursdays - 2pm to 3pm

This group, running weekly in the 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.

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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 

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