Posted: 9th October 2019

Action for Elders has been awarded a grant of £15,000 to help older people in South Wales improve their physical and mental health. This grant will fund the charity’s Balanced Lives programme.

South Wales freemasons visited Action for Elders to find out more – watch the video to see how they got on!

Helping older people live more active lives

The Action for Elders Balanced Lives programmes have had a hugely positive impact. The programme is strongly recommended by local GPs, and helps older people to deal with problems of limited mobility and lost muscle strength with carefully-supervised exercise classes. These are particularly useful for those who are recovering from a fall or after a hospital admission.

Helping older people live happier lives

The classes are also designed to be fun, social events which help to tackle mental health issues. Many older people experience issues such as depression and anxiety, often arising from extended periods of social isolation and loneliness.

South Wales freemasons visit Action for Elders

James Lewis, CEO at Action for Elders said:

“We’re really grateful to South Wales freemasons for their generous grant, which will help us in our hugely important work with older people from across Wales. People are living longer in our society, but far too often they have a terrible quality of life. Our aim is to help them have better physical and mental health as well as staying as full members of our local communities.”

William Jenkins from South Wales freemasons said:

“I’m very pleased we’ve been able to help Action for Elder with their work. It’s vitally important that our senior citizens get the help they need to keep and improve their physical and mental health, while avoiding the loneliness and social isolation that is, sadly, all too common among older people today.”

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