Love to Move Dementia Friendly Exercise

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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, both physically and cognitively.
  • 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, either in addition to group sessions or if there are times when leaving the house is more difficult.

“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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Take a look at Love to Move on video

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.


More information

Love to Move has exercise videos on YouTube you can follow along to or there’s a booklet you can download and print.

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.

How to contact

Where to go

The Pavilion
Fountain Lane

Larkfield Day Centre
High Barns

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