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Educational and Informative

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Everyone is told that as they get older they should keep their brains active! This is very true, and it is argued that keeping mentally active and alert helps in the prevention of dementia. Of course, this category of activities is very, very wide ranging and covers things like Arts classes and Baking classes (for the budding Mary Berry’s) as well as Foreign Languages, for those of you who plan to converse with the locals now that you have time to travel abroad. The main thing is to study or engage in things that are of interest to you, which you might not have had time to do while you were working or bringing up the family.

Events

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Football

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French Language

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German Language

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IT and Modern Communications

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t doesn’t matter how old you are, it is increasingly important to be able to use modern technology. What with all this social media stuff like Facebook and Twitter, it is sometimes essential for you to become a “Silver Surfer” so that you can keep in touch with your grandchildren (and their parents!) who might be at the other end of the country or the other side of the planet. Increasingly this is the way that people share their news and their photos – so if you don’t know how to use computers, laptops, tablets, mobile phones and whatever is next on the conveyor belt, you are going to lose out! (Which begs the question about how you have managed to get on to and find your way around this website ;-)) If in doubt, get your grandkids to set you up, because they all seem to be technology wizards. Then go to classes and clubs where you can be learn and practise your skills.

Italian Language

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Keep Fit

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Mental Health

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Physical Activity & Exercise

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If there is one thing that public health experts keep banging on about to older people it is that they must get out of their chairs and get active! Which can be easier said than done, particularly if you have had your hip replaced. But there are opportunities for everyone – even the very elderly, who can do chair-based keep fit. You don’t have to be a Gym Bunny – dancing is one of the finest ways to stay fit. A healthy body means a healthy mind, so keeping fit has wider benefits. Have a look around and see what is available and best suits you – which might be personal exercises in a gym or having a laugh with lots of people wearing Stetsons at a Line Dancing class.

Pilates

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Social Groups & Engagement

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Loneliness can be one of the worst things about getting old, particularly if you have lost many of your friends and family. But it’s important to get out of the house and out of a rut. There are many people in exactly the same boat, who would love to chat about the things that interest you. Lunch Clubs and Coffee Mornings are a good way of meeting people similar to yourself, and can also mean that you get good food. Some activities look at shared interests, such as having a decent game of cards. There are lots of opportunities to meet with people and make new friends, and perhaps put some fun in your life.

Spanish Language

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Support Groups & Advice

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There are lots of support groups, and these tend to be targeted at particular problems and issues. These can include Alzheimer’s Support, Diabetes Support or more general Day Care. You might think of attending some of these for short-term advice and support, or you might have a longstanding problem where a group can be of benefit. You may wish to attend because of a specific problem or issue that directly affects yourself, or you might be seeking support and advice for you to help you support a friend or family member who has that problem. Such groups can be of great help, because as the saying goes – a problem shared……..

Tai Chi

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Tap Dance

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Walking Football

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Yoga

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