The NHS helps the over 50s in Wakefield get active


The South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is helping Wakefield people who are aged over 50 improve their wellbeing by running sessions to boost fitness levels and general health.

The health and wellbeing programme consists of five sessions that are free of charge and include advice on healthy recipes, chair-based bowling Boccia, personal security information and support to make lifestyle changes to improve general wellbeing. The course concludes with next steps to access local services.

The sessions are being run by the local health and wellbeing service. Speaking about the sessions health and wellbeing development worker David Cowan said, “The wellbeing sessions are a great way for people to learn how to improve their health. Participants might be stuck in a rut and want to find some exciting new recipes to cook or want to get more active but don’t know where to start. Either way the course will help people take away some new skills and ideas to use in their everyday life."

If you’d like to find out more about the sessions or other opportunities contact health and wellbeing development workers Adele on 01924 361212 ex 226 / or David 07881 593454.

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The NHS helps the over 50s in Wakefield get active

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