Help is on hand for over 50s who are looking to improve their
health and wellbeing this New Year.
The Trust, in partnership with Durham County Cricket Foundation,
is launching a free community health programme titled "Fifty not
out", on Thursday January 26 2012, at Emirates Durham International
Cricket Ground, Chester le Street, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
The monthly sessions, supported by Northumbrian Water, will give
participants the opportunity to take part in a choice of physical
activities with people of a similar age and fitness level, and
learn new skills such as digital photography, internet browsing,
internet shopping, e-mail and Skype.
Sessions will begin in January 2012 and will be held once a
month, and then during the summer in conjunction with Durham's LV=
County Championship fixtures during the summer months. Anyone aged
50 and above is welcome to attend, though advance booking is
Manager of Durham County Cricket Club Foundation, Richard
Hopper, said: "The New Year is a great time to make lifestyle
changes, whether it is to start getting fit, make new friends or
learn a new skill.
"We've worked with Age UK, Durham County Council and NHS County
Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust's Get Active and
Healthworks services, to develop a varied programme that will suit
all different interests and fitness levels."
Jane Morland from Northumbrian Water, said: "We're proud to be
supporting the "Fifty not out" programme. We see this as an
exciting venture that will inspire, motivate and raise the
self-esteem of over 50's in the region, helping to build a healthy
Fiona Maher, Healthworks Co-ordinator, County Durham and
Darlington NHS Foundation Trust said:
"Healthworks is delighted to be supporting this programme. As
part of the health improvement service; we are well placed within
the local community to reach communities with information and
support. We hope that through partnership working we will be able
to raise awareness of the work of the health improvement service
and how people can access services in their own areas."
Anyone wishing to book a free place at the "Fifty not out"
launch session on January 26 should call Durham County Cricket Club
on 0844 499 4466 or pop into the cricket ground box office.
For more information about the "Fifty not out" programme or the
activities on offer contact Richard Hopper on 0191 387 2816.
Published: 5 January 2012
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