Ageing can bring challenges of isolation and loneliness, lack of confidence and fewer opportunities to get involved in community activities. We help older people to help themselves through Active Plus – Active Ageing. Our courses are a great mixture of problem solving activities, information sharing, laughter and fun! Older people and the military veterans who facilitate the courses also share their own personal experiences, backgrounds and passions and work together to make a difference for themselves, each-other and the wider community.
Courses run for half a day a week for an initial 6 week period. In addition to regular team-building and problem solving activities, experts deliver lively sessions covering fire-safety, personal safety, first-aid and CPR, IT awareness, health and well-being. We gather feedback from course participants at the end of each session and can tailor the content to the needs and interests of the group.
Most of all, people enjoy the opportunity to meet regularly, make new friends, laugh and have fun.
Active Plus Ageing is about confidence, connections and community. Injured military veterans from Active Plus and groups of people aged 50 and over meet for half a day each week to try new things, share experiences, learn new skills and have fun.
The course is a mix of activities, information sessions discussions and learning practical skills like first aid, ending with a celebration event. After that groups continue to meet with their military veteran mentor and can develop according to the wishes and needs of the group. We encourage and support all our groups to get involved in their local community whether that is through fundraising, community projects, volunteering or giving feedback to local service providers.