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Fit For Life – disabled people get active in our new activities

Through our Fit for Life programme we have been running courses in yoga and aerobics as well as providing taster sessions in dance and have also launched a walking group based in the Yardley area of the city.

The programme is funded from the Be Active scheme and is aiming to make fitness based activities accessible to people who might not have the confidence to attend mainstream community activities or may need support because of things like mobility impairment or learning disability. The programme has been designed to complement DRC’s Expert Patient Programme by being a part of our holistic approach to the health and wellbeing of disabled people and carers in the West Midlands.

The DRC manager with responsibility for the Fit For Life, Mohammed Vaseem, said,

“We have made these activities fun for people whilst also providing the support that some disabled people may need to take part. Many of the people using our services, including those who have attended our Expert Patient Programmes, have told us that they commonly feel isolated and bored with few activities to engage in, especially with the demise of day centres. We believe that our proposed programme would not only provide physical benefits to health and well being, but also to emotional and to a feeling of participation in society”.

From 31st January 2012, the Fit for Life programme of activities have been taking take place every Tuesday at South Yardley Library:

1pm Dance

1pm  Walking Group

2pm  Aerobics

3pm  Yoga

Watch this space for latest updates on activities following the opening of our new centre in Kitts Green in May 2012.  For more details and to register to join one or more of our Fit for Life activities, please contact Mohammed Vaseem on 0121 789 7365.

or email Mohammed at mvaseem@disability.co.uk      

 

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