middleton elderly aid


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Ping Pong / Table Tennis anyone?

We have an 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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Shop News

We have been busy in our charity shop over the last few weeks having the shop extended to allow for more products to be out on display for sale.

We’ve also had the decorators in to spruce the place up. It feels much brighter and more open now so come in and take a look at our improvements and grab yourself a bargain while you’re here!

The shop has also started to sell some of our Ebay products in store first, giving you the chance to grab them before anyone online can. In this way were giving our local community the first chance of a great bargain—putting our people first. Get yourselves in to take a look!!

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Outreach worker

Our outreach worker Michelle Blackburn, will be phoning all of our members to check how you are and to ask if there’s anything we may be able to help you with. If Michelle is unable to contact you via phone she will be posting out a letter asking you to get in touch with your details so we can update our files.

Also if your partner or any of your relatives aged 60 or over are not registered as a member please ring us with their details and we can make them a member for them to get the benefits of being a member of Middleton Elderly Aid.