The Step into Spring Health and wellbeing event at St Mary’s Church Hall in Ponteland which proved to be a big success with residents will be repeated next year
150 older people attended the Step into Spring event which provided an opportunity for people to find out about a wide range of health, social and leisure activities happening in the Ponteland area.
Ponteland residents talked to providers about a range of local activities including , exercise classes, lunch clubs, photography, flower arranging, the rotary club, friends of Kirkley Hall, University of the Third Age (U3A) activities, health walks, Merton Hall and local community transport schemes.
Charitable and voluntary organisations, such as, Age UK, Royal Voluntary Service, Alzheimer’s Society, Valley Care, Northumberland County Blind Association and Carers Northumberland were at hand to provide advice and information for older people and their families.
The new Hopper bus was also busy transporting local older residents to the event, and entertainment was provided by the local ukulele band.
The event was organised by Ageing Well in Ponteland, a group of local people who have volunteered their time to support older people
Ageing Well is about involving older people in their community and helping to keep them active, connected and well, and the county-wide programme, has been recognised nationally.