WASP support Age UK to deliver Fitness and Friendship Clubs across the county. They are a social club for older people with an emphasis on keeping active.
They offer opportunities to try a range of activities including kurling, bowling, skittles, quoits, quizzes and games, and gentle Tai Chi. People who come to the clubs say that they enjoy them because these activities can help with mobility.
Alongside activities, refreshments are available and there is plenty of time to socialise with others.
Clubs are led by fully trained leaders who have completed Low Impact Functional Exercises training for older adults and First Aid Training. They also attend regular update training to keep their skills and knowledge up to date.
How to Join
You don't need to book in advance but places may be limited, so please check with the Club organiser. However, as your health and welfare is our primary concern, the first time you attend we will ask you to complete some forms so we can make sure you can participate safely. If you have a diagnosed health condition, you may need to consult with your GP first; there is a health disclosure within part 2 of the Welcome Pack.
There is a small charge of £5 per session.
Find details of your nearest Fitness and Friendship Club using the map below.
Find Out More
If you'd like to find out more about our work with Age UK Wiltshire, and Fitness and Friendship Clubs, get in touch.
Health and Wellbeing Manager