Join us for an age and dementia friendly, chair based gymnastic programme.
Love to Move is an hour-long seated exercise class which takes place every Tuesday at 12.30pm at Farnham Leisure Centre.
The programme has been developed by the British Gymnastics Association and is designed specifically to get older people moving and interacting with others. It is particularly beneficial for people living with dementia.
Caregiver Marie Hammond was sponsored by Right at Home GF to be trained by the British Gymnastics Association to lead the class in Farnham. Explaining more about the new class she says: “I am really excited about the benefits of Love to Move. It’s a gentle, chair-based exercise class which begins with a warm-up. We then move onto various coordination exercises which could include clapping rhythms, hand rotations, partner work and drawing shapes in the air.
“The idea is to get the left-hand side of the body doing movements which are different to those being performed by the right side. This improves cognitive function and coordination which, over time, can help people to increase their independence and to manage everyday tasks better such as using the stairs or making a cup of tea.”
The exercises are carried out to music and vary from week to week. The class is suitable for all abilities.
Marie says: “If you want to be a little more mobile, I urge you to come along. As much as anything, Love to Move is a social activity so I guarantee a warm and friendly welcome.”
Love to Move costs £5 and is free for carers. No booking is required. It is on every Tuesday from 12.30-1.30pm at Farnham Leisure Centre.
Title: Love to Move – Farnham
When: 12.30 – 13.30 every Tuesday
Where: Farnham Leisure Centre, Dogflud Way GU9 7UD
Tickets: £5, carers attend free of charge
Book: No need to book – just turn up!