Ashgrove Senior Citizens Club in Portadown has received funding from the Southern Investing for Health Partnership (SIHP) to promote physical activity among its members.
Funded by the Public Health Agency, the SIHPs small grant programme awarded the Club funding that would enable its members to participate in a range of new physical activities.
The Club participated in a six week programme of Boccia and New Age Kurling that provided its members with the opportunity to become more physically active as well as improving their social and communication skills.
During these new activities members were also provided with healthy refreshments contributing to their overall health and well being.
John McKenna, Chairperson of the Club commented: “Without the funding from SHIP we would not have had the opportunity to participate in these new activities. Everyone enjoys the company with each other, it is a great pastime and keeps us all fit.”
Investing for Health Officer, Cathy Devlin added: “The SIHP is delighted to support the Club with this physical activity programme which ultimately aims to improve the physical, mental, emotional and social health and well being of all the members.”
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