Activity groups for over-75s
From summer 2021, our new ‘active together’ groups will bring together people (over 75) in local communities across Wales through initiating and running activity-based groups to help reduce loneliness, social isolation and improve physical wellbeing.
Our groups will use community spaces to host a range of activities which can be anything from dancing, chair yoga and gardening to tai chi, light fitness classes or boules.
Group coordinator (Wales)
You will coordinate activity-based groups for people over 75 in community centres, pubs or church spaces. Groups will host between 4 and 12 older people, along with our volunteer drivers who pick up and drop off our older guests.
Activity lead (Wales)
As an activity lead you will run a local Re-engage group who meet on a monthly basis. Activities can vary from chair fitness, dancing and boules to gardening or coming up with your own activity to get people moving.
Volunteer driver (Wales)
As a volunteer driver you will be picking up 1-2 older people from their homes to join our monthly activity groups. As you can imagine these monthly outings are the highlight of the month for many of our older guests.
We are a charity that is positive about older age and committed to fighting loneliness so that people can have social lives and friendship however old they are. We inspire and enable meaningful connections and shared experiences within communities across the UK for people over 75 facing loneliness and social isolation.
Our new ‘Daring to Dream’ project will increase Re-engages capacity to respond to loneliness and social isolation among over-75s across Wales, through initiating and running activity-based groups focusing on physical health and wellbeing.