Hounslow Council and the borough's health services present a packed programme of free health and wellbeing activities aimed at residents aged 60 and over.
Published: Tuesday, 30th January 2024
Hounslow’s over 60s, it’s your chance to shine thanks to a series of fitness and fun activities aimed directly at you.
Hounslow Council has joined forces with the borough’s health partners, to present Stay Fit, Stay Healthy - three months of free health and wellbeing activities that could change your life.
Until the end of April, Stay Fit, Stay Healthy is running at three of the borough’s sheltered housing schemes, Edward Pauling House in Feltham, Danehurst in Brentford and Frogley House in Hounslow.
The packed programme of exciting activities is open to anyone in our borough aged 60 and over.
It offers the chance for residents to get out, get active, learn some new skills and maybe make a few new friends along the way.
Residents can enjoy everything from regular yoga sessions to gentle exercise through the mystical art of Tai Chi, step out with some Latin-flavoured Zumba classes or move to the beat with some Bollywood-inspired dance classes.
Stay Fit, Stay Healthy isn’t just about exercising the body, there’s plenty for the mind as well. Music therapy sessions offer some stimulation and socialising through the medium of song, while creative arts workshops will give you a brush with success. There’s even more on offer, from gardening groups to dementia-friendly cafes, gadget workshops and diet and nutrition sessions.
Cllr Samia Chaudhary, Hounslow Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Public Health and Transformation, said: “There’s never been a better opportunity to enjoy so many health and wellbeing opportunities. We’re right at the start of the year and we went as many of our over 60s in the borough to put their physical and mental fitness right at the top of the agenda.
“Getting involved in regular exercise has so many benefits, particularly as we get older. It can help maintain heart health, reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and help to lower blood pressure. It can help improve your bone density and can be great for your joints and overall flexibility.
“Add to this the fact that it can be great for lifting your mood, make you feel more confident and improve your sleep and you got plenty of reasons to get involved with these fantastic sessions.”