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Join our Vale of Glamorgan groups

How to take part

Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan 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.

Cardiff and District 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 – Barry and Swansea

10.20am to 11.30am – Tuesdays

Chris Hoare

Every Tuesday

Balanced Lives Exercises inc. Tai Chi – Barry and Swansea

10.20 to 11.30am – Thursdays

Chris Hoare

Every Thursday

Joining us is easy

Booking is Essential

Call us on: 030 330 30132

or email: info@actionforelders.org.uk

Activity Co-ordinator: Sarah

What our group members say

I was getting no stimulation whatsoever before these programmes. I feel the social interaction is as important as the exercise. Independent living means you can manage on your own, but need a certain degree of support. Some of the people here need total support, but that’s not me, so I felt very isolated. The Balanced Lives programme is marvelous, the interaction in phenomenal.
Frances Mitchell

Where to find us

Founders & Co 24 Wind Street Swansea SA1 1DY

The Woodman, 120 Mumbles Road, Black Pill, Swansea SA3 5AS

The Secret Beach Bar & Kitchen, Mumbles Rd, Brynmill, Swansea SA2 0AY

Rowntree Park, Terry Ave, York YO23 1JQ

Belmont Community Centre Hereford

Foxwood Community Centre, York

Linden Christian Centre, West Cross Swansea

National Waterfront Museum,Oystermouth Rd, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 3RD

Patti Pavilion, Mumbles Rd, Swansea SA1 4PQ

More about the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan groups

Golau Caredig, Broad St, Barry

This group has been running on a weekly basis since 2014 at Hafod Care Housing Association. The Balanced Lives program supports residents at Golau Caredig and the surrounding area. This very successful group appreciate the benefit of specific exercise techniques to improve their mobility and balance as well as the work done to reduce the chance of falls. The group have a fantastic rapport and look forward to seeing each other every week. Each individual has a thorough health check; including blood pressure and weight management along with nutritional advice. We are very pleased to report great progress in all of these areas. In fact, the vast improvement in general health, confidence and wellbeing for the Balanced Lives participants has been nothing short of remarkable.

There is a difference between a ‘care home’ and an ‘Independent Living Scheme’ – the latter being simply a series of self contained flats with a communal area for eating and relaxing/getting to know the other residents. It may appear that being in a care home or independent living scheme is the solution to older people’s care, but there is a certain degree of loneliness and alienation, due to many surprising and different factors. The Balanced Lives programme has been hugely successful in Barry in bringing residents together, helping them to get mobile and increase social interaction.

Roundel House, Maes-y-Cwm St, Barry

Balanced Lives offers a unique weekly service to people in the community that visit Rondel House Day Service suffering from age related frailty, chronic illness, disability or dementia. The people visiting the centre have been assessed and referred by Social Services. The targeted exercise and social interaction has greatly improved their health and ability to live independently.

The Gathering Place, St Athan, Vale Of Glamorgan

This group began at Hafod Care day centre in March 2018. It already has a regular following of people that are all benefiting from the mild exercise, mindfulness and social interaction programs, tailored to individual needs.

Read our news updates

You can read more news about the Vale of Glamorgan 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 the Vale.

Our groups nationwide

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