Action for Elders have joined forces with Carers First to bring some much-needed help for local carers, made possible by the Community Fund from the National Lottery.
Carers are so often undervalued in society: they are the unsung heroes of later life whether they are caring for partners, older relatives or friends. Caring for someone can be very rewarding but it can also lead to stress, isolation and put a strain on the everyday health of the carer.
The Balanced Lives for Carers programme is an opportunity for carers to get together to share experiences and improve their health and fitness. Bourne Initiative programme members meet every Friday for an hour of exercise and friendly social interaction.
During the lockdown, the sessions take place online via Zoom from 11 am to 1 pm.
If you need support to get set up on Zoom, we can help, just let us know your requirements.