Residents at Jaglin Court in Featherstone have been taking part in armchair exercise classes as part of efforts by WDH to improve social interaction at the Independent Living Scheme.
Armchair exercises enable people with reduced mobility to stay fit by doing a low-strain workout carried out whilst sat in a chair or stood next to it. The new activity compliments regular organised events including a weekly coffee morning and lunchtime meal together.
Claire Secker, WDH’s Tenant Involvement Officer, said: “Over the last six months residents have been playing boccia bowling, but recently they decided that they wanted to try something new. Despite us only offering armchair exercise sessions for the past couple of weeks, they’ve proven really popular so far and given residents a really fun activity to get involved with.”
Betty Spink, 86, is one of the residents who has taken part in the class. Speaking about her experience so far, she said: “It’s a real benefit being able to join in. I get to do exercise and I’m with my friends, which is great. I really look forward to it.”