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Foundation celebrate National Older People's Day

Posted on 17 October 2011  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation has recently celebrated National Older People’s Day with participants at William Preye Centre as part of the Phase project.

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation has recently celebrated National Older People’s Day with participants at William Preye Centre as part of the Phase project.

Thanks to the support of the Extra Time scheme, funded by Sport Relief and the Football Foundation, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation staff can train and develop the staff at our local care homes to deliver health and fitness sessions to their residents.

This allows the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation to work with and support older people on a regular and consistent basis.

The sessions offer older people exercise, companionship and a healthier lifestyle through weekly sessions at local centres.

The theme for UK Older People's Day 2011 is getting and staying active in later life. The purpose of this theme is to encourage people to be active and raise awareness of the benefits that physical, social and mental activity brings.

Helping people to stay active as they get older provides many specific benefits, for example it:

• helps maintain independence

• is a good way of maintaining and increasing social networks

• gets you out and about in the local community

• is an opportunity to learn new skills

• increases energy levels and zest for life

The emphasis in sessions is on fun, enjoyment and feeling healthy. Through, arm, leg and neck exercises, the participants improve their mobility and wellbeing.

The Foundation continues to support people of all ages and abilities and promote healthy lifestyles. The provision available to older people has engaged hundreds since becoming a registered charity in 2006 through projects including HOPE, Beat Dis and Phase.

For more information on programmes targeted at older people and the provision we offer to ensure equality and inclusion, visit,

http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/foundation/equalities-and-inclusion.html - CLICK HERE to go direct...

To learn more about National Older People’s Day and find resources to celebrate the day, visit, http://www.dwp.gov.uk/policy/ageing-society/full-of-life/ or CLICK HERE...