Healthy Generations has been awarded a grant of £10,000 to improve the mental and physical wellbeing of older people in Islington. This grant will give older people in and around Islington, many with dementia or special needs, the chance to enjoy music and dancing and get some much needed exercise,
Events for older people
Healthy Generations runs three projects which help older people to stay engaged, active and social. These include: Music Generations – choirs, sing-a-longs, Tea Dances and Music Therapy; Fit Generations – Remedial Keep-fit (osteoporosis and arthritis), yoga, mindfulness and pilates; and Tech Generations – helping older people with computers and mobile phones.
Every month they run between 100-140 events in community centres, care homes, libraries and sheltered housing projects across north London.
Over the next two years, this grant will fund the salary of an administrative assistant who will help develop membership of their new Information Network – letting older people know where to find classes and events.
The charity are also part of Islington Council’s Active Communities Project Steering Committee, helping to improve usage of the council’s 37 community centres.
London freemasons visit Healthy Generations
Peter Crockett, Co-ordinator of Healthy Generations said:
“I’m very grateful to London freemasons for their generous grant, which is already making a big difference. It’s helping us improve our administrative procedures, allowing us to focus more energy on helping more local older people.”
Adrian Fox from London freemasons said:
“I’m very pleased we’ve been able to help with the wonderful work Healthy Generations do with older people in our community. Whether it’s keeping fit, having fun or assisting with essential modern technology, the lives of hundreds of older people have been made happier and healthier”.