New activities for Bramley elders

Bramley Elderly Action (BEA) is launching three new activities for members. A regular film show will help people with memory problems, a gentle exercise and skittles class will help people with mobility problems stay supple, while a games afternoon will encourage people to meet up and play and have a laugh together in a relaxed atmosphere.

The film show is part of BEA’s commitment to support people with dementia, memory problems and their carers. As well as watching a film, it will provide an important opportunity for people to chat about their memories. The shows will be at Bramley Baths on the 3rd Thursday of the month, from June to September.

The new gentle exercise and skittles class offers enjoyable seated exercise. Groups such as this are an excellent way for people with mobility problems to get out, meet with others, and keep fit, while having fun. The class begins on May 30th, and will move to a different sheltered housing complex in the area every 6 weeks, giving more people the opportunity to benefit.

BEA also hopes to start a regular games afternoon for members to meet up and take part in dominoes, card games and beetle drives, starting from August. BEA believes there will be strong interest in such a group, and will go ahead with it if this proves correct.

Lee Ingham, Manager of Bramley Elderly Action, said:

“These new activities are another contribution to our goal of helping older people stay mentally and physically fit, enjoy their lives, remain independent and feel part of the community.”

If you would like more information about these activities, or any of the other groups and activities run by BEA, please phone 0113 236 1644, or see their website at http://www.bramleyea.org.uk

Bramley Elderly Action is an independent charity which provides opportunities and support for older people, aged 60 and over, in Bramley, Swinnow and parts of Stanningley. The organisation has about about 1,100 members and about 150 volunteers, ranging in age from 18-97!

For more information

Lee Ingham – Manager, Bramley Elderly Action – lee.ingham@bramleyea.org – 0113 236 1644

Note to editors

  • Bramley Elderly Action was founded in 1994
  • It is one of about 40 independent Neighbourhood Network Schemes for older people in Leeds
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