Love to Move Dementia Friendly ExerciseBack to Activities
Love to Move is a chair-based dementia-friendly exercise programme developed by the British Gymnastics Foundation. As well as exercise, there's a social aspect too - every session has a tea break for refreshments and chat.
This activity is good for wellbeing because
- Love to Move sessions are proven to get you moving and functioning better;
- as well as chair-based exercises, sessions include time to chat and meet other people, reducing isolation;
- there are online classes and a free booklet you can use to keep doing the exercises at home.
“You can’t believe the difference; I mean it’s just priceless. For all the therapy she’s had, this has been the thing that’s worked for her. She’s 93 and now she’s wanting to learn to stand so she can go home in the car. We just feel lucky to have had the opportunity to do it because it’s made such a difference.” Gill – daughter of a Love to Move participant
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What to expect
Love to Move chair-based exercise sessions are good for memory, good for coordination and a good way to meet other people. Designed with older people in mind and led by trained instructors, you will be exercising safely using proven techniques. Every Love to Move session includes refreshments and chat as well as exercise.
In South Cambs, Love to Move classes are run as part of Club Vintage in Swavesey – a weekly get-together for older people from Swavesey and beyond. To check when the next Love to Move session will be on, contact 01954 230458 or email [email protected]
If you’d like to train to become a Love to Move instructor, contact the British Gymnastics Foundation using the email address provided.
There are other Love to Move across the county – find out when and where by visiting the Love to Move Facebook page.
Club Vintage costs a small fee each time you attend – you can pay with cash on the day.