A Middlesbrough care home has announced that it will run a second event encouraging men over 50 to get active after an ‘overwhelming’ response from the local community following its first activity day which took place in January.
The Gables care home hosted the first successful session in partnership with Sporting Chance – an initiative that is delivered by instructors from Middlesbrough Council’s Sports Development Team – with local men offered the opportunity to socialise, and take part in activities such as armchair exercises.
A representative at The Gables, said the response had been ‘overwhelming’, and the care home is now running a second session on Tuesday 17th February at 2.30 PM. The Big Lottery Funded project is in conjunction with Middlesbrough Council created exclusively for men, by men and led by volunteers.
Liz Jones, Customer Relations Officer at Hill Care, said: “We are delighted with the positive feedback from the first Sporting Chance event. It’s a great opportunity for men over 50 to exercise and socialise, with something for everyone to cover the two vital elements of leading a healthy and happy lifestyle.
“The event is open to all men over 50 in the area who are interested in keeping fit and active, and who are interested in socialising and making new friends.”
If you would like to attend Sporting Chance, there is no need to wear any specialist clothing or bring any equipment for the taster sessions, participants are invited to drop in and stay as long as they wish.
Sporting Chance will be at The Gables care home from 2.30pm on Tuesday 17th 2015. For further information please contact The Gables care home on 01642 515345.
Address: The Gables, Highfield Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 2PE.