Written By KAY JAMES
13 March 2019
Foundation of Light is launching a new project aimed at over 50s to help them keep active and healthy.
‘Extra Time Hubs’ is a national project from the EFL Trust, with Foundation of Light one of the 12 EFL Clubs chosen to deliver the first phase. Suitable for men and women, a range of activities will be available as part of the project including walking football, walking netball, seated exercise (Sit Fit and Strong) and table tennis.
Classroom-based activities will also be available offering information around nutritional advice and helping to improve participants’ cooking skills.
The launch of the Foundation’s Extra Time Hub has been made possible with thanks to National Lottery funding from Sport England and aims to bring together retired and semi-retired people to offer a range of positive activities and the opportunity to meet and spend time with like-minded people from the area, and to prove that you’re never too old learn to do the things you’ve always wanted to do.
I am excited to get the sessions started and it will be great for people to come along and meet others. We hope it will help address social isolation and be a meeting point for many. Hopefully I can share my experiences and inspire people to do activities they might not ordinarily do.
Mike Evans, EFL Trust Director of Operations added: “With the support of Sport England’s Active Ageing fund from the National Lottery, we will use the power of our football club badges will bring people together in a comfortable, familiar environment and allow them to shape their future path to improved health and well-being.”
The FREE sessions run every Wednesday 10am – 12 noon at the Beacon of Light and commence from Wednesday 20th March.
For further information contact email@example.com or call 0191 563 4777.