New Year – an opportunity for older people to get fit, active and connected

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Age Cymru is urging older people across Wales to make a New Year’s resolution to get fit, active and connected in 2019

The charity and its local partners help organise a wide range of activities from Nordic Walking in the parks and countryside of Wales to indoor activities such as Tai Chi, and chair-based exercises. 

 

The charity also organises creative and artistic activities such as dance and craft under its Gwanwyn programme.

 

Our activities not only help keep older people mentally and physically well but they also encourage lots of socialising amongst the participants, often leading to life-long friendships.  

 

Age Cymru released some shocking research figures towards the end of last year showing that a quarter of million older people in the UK say that loneliness has become a ‘normal’ part of life.

 

There is also widespread evidence linking loneliness and isolation to deteriorating physical and mental health amongst older people, so it is important to remain connected.

 

Age Cymru’s chief executive Victoria Lloyd says “Many of us make resolutions at the start of the New Year and I would urge older people throughout Wales to do likewise and commit to being active and connected in 2019.

 “Our range of activities are designed to suit older people of all physical abilities so why not get in touch and make a positive start to 2019.”

 

 

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