middleton elderly aid

Ping Pong / Table Tennis anyone?

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We are excited to be starting up a new activity called Bat and Chat on Thursdays 10.00 – 11.00.  We have secured funding to get the project going and think it will be a great addition to our timetable.

table-tennis-bat-cc-santeri-viinama%cc%88kiBeing active in body and mind is an important aspect of healthy ageing. Naturally keeping up activity levels can be difficult as we age but this does not mean we have to stop. It’s not easy overcoming these difficulties but finding the right activity that suits your mobility level and one that you enjoy is clearly a great starting point.

Table tennis can just be that activity! It can bring many benefits to an older person.

Recent studies suggest older people gain confidence and control in their lives, and their social connections are widened. Table tennis offers numerous physical and mental health benefits such as:

  • Improved mobility
  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Increased blood flow in the brain
  • Better co-ordination and upper body strength
  • Improved balance which builds confidence and reduces falls

We intend this to be a friendly group session where everyone mixes and plays with each other. It will be a great way to have fun and socialise alongside one another playing table tennis.

 

Image by Santeri Viinamäki via Creative Commons.

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