Are you an older sports fan? Then why not join the FREE Sporting Memories club launching at Parc y Scarlets later this month.
Sporting Memories, a charity which operates free community-based clubs all across Great Britain that welcome older people that have a passion for sport and want to make friends and connections in their local community, has joined with Scarlets Rugby to launch a group in Llanelli.
The club uses the power of remembering and talking about sport alongside physical activity to support older people aged over 50 to live better lives, including those living with dementia, depression, or living in isolation and lonely circumstances.
It’s a great opportunity for local people from all backgrounds to not only share their stories but to also partake in a weekly session that ignite old memories through photographs and quizzes as well as getting active again with a range of fun games and inclusive exercises. And if that isn’t enough, there’s also the opportunity to have a cup of tea or coffee (normally with some biscuits included as well) at half-time.
The Llanelli club launches on Wednesday, May 31 with a weekly session running between 11am and 1pm at the Parc y Scarlets cafe.
Chris Wilkins, CEO of Sporting Memories, is encouraging those who are looking to try something new in Llanelli to visit the new clubs: “Sporting Memories clubs provide a fun set of social and physical activities that allow older sports fans, including those who are more physically or cognitively frail, and all those connected with them, from family members and carers, to have a great time whilst creating relationships and companionship with people with similar interests in their local community.
“We’d really encourage people from the local community to get involved with the club, either as members or volunteers, as they provide a unique opportunity for people to get together and to bond over great sporting moments of the past or present and to take part in some fun, fully inclusive games.”
If you would like to find out more about Sporting Memories visit their website at www.sportingmemories.uk where there are details of more clubs across England, Scotland and Wales.
Sporting Memories is a charity and social enterprise that helps older people to reminiscence, replay and reconnect through the power of sport and physical activity.
Launched in 2010, Sporting Memories supports a wide range of people aged 50+, from those living with dementia, living with depression or facing isolation and loneliness to improve their mental and physical wellbeing through our regular club sessions, situated within local communities across England, Scotland and Wales.
They are dedicated to bringing older people together with the aim of making a positive difference in their lives by providing them with a welcoming, supportive and structured environment where they can develop confidence to improve their lives for the better.
Sporting Memories achieves this by offering a range of support mechanisms and unique products which are designed to aid the development and running of sessions in a range of locations including community and leisure centres, care homes, hospitals and other closed settings.
Sporting Memories has over 100 in-person and digital clubs operating across Great Britain with exciting plans to establish new clubs across the world including in Australia and New Zealand.
To find out more about their work, visit the website at www.sportingmemories.uk or follow them on social media via Twitter @SportsMemNet