London leisure centre to Offer Dementia Friendly Seated ‘Taster’ Activity Session

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In recognition of Dementia Action Week (May 20-26), specialist sport and activity provider, Sport For Confidence, is offering a dementia friendly, seated exercise ‘taster session’ on May 23, 12.30 -13.30.

The session will be fully inclusive and ideal for anybody, carer or cared for, who faces barriers to participation.

Sinead Kelly, Occupational Therapist at Sport For Confidence, explains: “Seated exercise is perfect for those who have mobility issues and who otherwise would not be able to get involved in any form of physical activity. Whilst the session will be dementia friendly, it is not exclusive to those with dementia, welcoming anybody, both known and unknown to services, who wants to get involved.”

In addition to the activity session there will be plenty of information available and a number of health professionals on hand to offer advice and support including representation from Carers FIRST, and the Alzheimers Society. Friends, families and carers are also very welcome to attend and refreshments will be provided.

Social enterprise, Sport For Confidence, has been running seated exercise sessions at the Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre, in association with GLL and Carers First, since October 2018.

Speaking of the sessions, Renee Lindsay, Senior Carers Support and Assessment Coordinator, Carers FIRST: “Events like this are hugely valuable. There are many people in our community who, for various reasons, do not engage with their local leisure centre. Tailoring programmes, like this one, to attract specific demographic groups helps improve accessibility and enables more people to reap the many health and wellbeing benefits of an active lifestyle.”

Anybody interested in attending the session should contact Sinead Kelly on 07543742407. For more details. For general information about Sport For Confidence, visit sportforconfidence.com

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