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It’s not often a Local Authority, the Voluntary Sector and Business comes together for the common good but that’s what has happened in Peterborough.

Back in April, Inspire Peterborough joined forces with Bannatynes Health Club and established a Tuesday Balance and Co-ordination class led by GM Carl Paper and Fitness Manager Richard Dainty. Those sessions were so successful that Age UK are getting in on the act and teaming up to provide Exercise Classes for the over 55s. Those sessions will work in conjunction with the Balance Classes, the times of the sessions will be extended to accommodate new clients.

But if that wasn’t enough, PCC and the Rotary Club will be launching a brand new initiative at the club, “Memory Cafes” for people with Dementia, their families and Carers. It is hoped that the Bannatynes based “Drop in Café” will begin in September.

 

So what are Memory Cafes?

 A memory café is somewhere where people with dementia and their carers can visit to support each other and share information.

The groups will offer reminiscence-based activities. Health and social care professionals will also be on hand to answer questions and offer advice in an informal setting. At the Bannatynes sessions, clients, carers and family members can take part in any of the Inspire Peterborough exercise sessions.
• There are currently 800,000 people with dementia in the UK.
• There are over 17,000 younger people with dementia in the UK.

Age UK over 55 exercise class details, contact Carol: c.cook@ageukpeterborough.org.uk

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