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Exercises for older residents

ChairBasedSquareWebSmallBig Warsop is funding a range of activities aimed at improving the life of older people in the Warsop Parish.

The activities are being delivered by Jigsaw Support Scheme, a local Nottinghamshire charity that supports disabled, vulnerable and older adults to help maintain their independence or their health. The first activity on offer is a series of chair-based exercise classes, delivered in George Shooter Court in Warsop and Melville Court in Meden Vale.

The classes are run by Jayne Bradley from Jigsaw, who said: “We’re offering gentle chair-based exercises and games that encourage participants to keep moving and improve their mobility. The classes also motivate the residents to get out of their home environment and socialise with other people, which is an added bonus as many of them live alone. It’s a chance for those taking part to renew acquaintances and develop new friendships. The class members learn easy exercises that they can also do at home while they watch TV.”

Jigsaw is exploring ways to develop other activity options for older people in 2016, including a film club and a lunch club.

“The residents are very keen on the idea of a lunch club, but at the moment, we’re struggling to find a suitable, wheelchair accessible social venue,” Jayne said. “We’re looking for somewhere located within Warsop that we could use to hold regular lunch clubs.”

If you know of a suitable venue, please contact Jayne Bradley at Jigsaw Mansfield on 01623 662200.

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