Hearty Lives teams up with Age Connect
The Community Trust’s Hearty Lives project has teamed up with Age Connect Wales to deliver workshops to an older demographic.
Run weekly from Pantyfford Community Centre, the 12 week course has seen Hearty Lives and Age Connect work together to provide educational workshops and sessions on health and well-being.
Covering an array of topics from smoking cessation and alcohol awareness to stress management and healthy eating, the diverse workshops aim to help the more mature members of the local community to lead healthy lives.
“We’ve been working with Age Connect Wales to help the elder demographic of our local communities stay active and lead healthy lifestyles,” explained James Prosser who delivers the sessions. “Each session varied in the content delivered and ranged from healthy eating to CPR awareness workshops,” he continued.
Aiming to improve peoples’ lives by changing attitudes towards ageing, Age Connect was a perfect fit for Hearty Lives that already delivers a Walking Football initiative designed to allow people to play the sport that they love but at a pace that’s right for them.
In addition to Walking Football, Hearty Lives aims to reduce the risk of cardio vascular disease within NPT and runs the Swans Health Challenge to help get people within the community lead healthier lifestyles.
The workshops have proved successful and been a big hit with their participants, who are now able to get on the road to healthy living.
“We’ve armed them with the knowledge and the tools to go away and start making small changes and all the participants have thoroughly enjoyed the sessions,” James finished.
For more information, please contact Hearty Lives’ Project Co-ordinator, Leonne by calling 07876885194 or email him on Leonne@scfccommunitytrust.co.uk