The AFC Fylde Community Foundation work closely with a number of local nursing and care homes within Lytham St Annes, providing both mentally and physically stimulating activities to residents. Led by The Foundation’s Health and Wellbeing Officer, Emma Hoyle, the sessions have so far proven to be a great success with participants taking part in the following activities, which are provided free of charge to participants;
- Indoor crown green boules
- Indoor darts
- Indoor ten pin bowling
- Slow gentle chair based exercises
- Yoga and Zumba based exercises
It is well documented that stimulating dementia sufferers memories and minds, can slow the progress of this often debilitating condition. Through the provision of these weekly stimulating exercise sessions, participants are encouraged to discuss topical issues both with the delivery staff, and amongst their friends, sharing stories and rekindle lost memories, and more importantly, take part in activities which increase their quality of living, which is so important at such a fantastic age.
The Foundation’s Director of Development, Tom Hutton is full of praise for the sessions being delivered by his Health and Wellbeing team, and added the following praise for the programme, ‘I am delighted that The AFC Fylde Community Foundation are able to deliver such a satisfying programme both for the coaches and more importantly, the participants. It is well documented that dementia sufferers often have decreased quality of living, and through the delivery of this programme, The Foundation strongly believes it can increase participants quality of living through unique and stimulating activities’.
The Foundation are currently inviting additional nursing and residential homes throughout The Fylde Coast to take part in this fantastic programme. If you would like any further information please contact Tom Hutton on 07739796101 or visit www.afcfyldefoundation.co.uk for further information.