Exciting new activities to improve the wellbeing of older adults in Gwynedd

Date: 02/03/2022
Janet Harry Linda

Dementia Actif Gwynedd is launching new sessions aimed at bringing older people together in the community to help improve health and wellbeing.

The sessions are open to anyone who’d like the opportunity to take part in gentle exercise and enjoy the chancetime to socialise over a cuppa.

All abilities welcome and the sessions cater for people effected with dementia and other health conditions. Sessions cost £2 and include a cuppa.

Here’s what’s on offer:-
Heini Llŷn - Keep Agile Class every Friday, 11am-12:30pm at the Community Centre in Sarn Meyllteyrn. This class is already up and running.
Heini Bro Ffestiniog - Keep Agile Class every Friday 11am-12:30pm at the Community Centre in Blaenau Ffestiniog. Starting Friday, 4 March 2022.

Both these classes include gentle exercise to help improve strength, balance and stamina. The exercises can be done seated or standing and the instructor will tailor the exercises to suit your ability depending on mobility, injuries or other health conditions.

The Nefyn Sporting Memories Club will be held every other Thursday, 2pm:-3:30pm at Yr Heliwr pub. This Club brings sports fans together for the opportunity to talk and reminisce about all kinds of sports. The session will include discussions around specific sports topics; quizzes, “Sport the Ball” competitions and the odd game of Boccia or New Age Curling. The Club will be launched on Thursday, 10 March at 2pm with local celebrities joining in the fun and providing some entertainment!

Councillor Dafydd Meurig, Gwynedd Council's Cabinet Member for Care, said:
"I am proud to be able to support Dementia Actif Gwynedd and have seen firsthand how important it is to encourage people to get back out. These classes will be fun and bring a smile to many faces."

Emma Quaeck, Dementia Actif Gwynedd Manager has set up these sessions. She said: “The last 2 years has been tough for many older people in our communities who may have spent most of that time not leaving the house. I think many of us would like to reconnect with people and enjoy some healthy activities in a safe and friendly environment. “

For more information about how to join the classes:

Contact Emma on 07768 988095 or email emmajaynequaeck@gwynedd.llyw.cymru