Winter well-being a priority in Eden

Date: Friday 24th November 2017
Enjoying rowing exercise at Penrith Leisure Centre are (left to right) Sid Simpson, Marion Beattie and Pauline Harrison.
Enjoying rowing exercise at Penrith Leisure Centre are (left to right) Sid Simpson, Marion Beattie and Pauline Harrison.

A GROUP aimed at keeping older people fit and active has been focusing on keeping warm and well in winter.

At Penrith Leisure Centre twice a week the Over 65s Club meets to take part in a range of activities for an hour and have a natter over a cup of tea or coffee.

This project was created by Eden councillor Malcolm Temple and now has more than 80 participants. It has proved really popular as a way to get people over 65 more active, address health issues and get people together socially rather than sitting at home potentially feeling isolated.

Eden Council and other organisations are offering help and support to both individuals and communities to cope with some of the challenges winter can bring.

Support available ranges from assistance for local communities with resilience and emergency planning to activities at Appleby and Penrith leisure centres to help with winter well-being.

Full story in Saturday's paper