Orient receive funding to kick off ‘Extra Time’ over 65s project

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Leyton Orient Trust have received £9,620 of funding from the Morrisons Foundation to re-ignite their Extra Time programme in 2016.

Extra time is an initiative for working with adults over the age of 65 offering weekly sport based sessions and social activities to help increase physical activity levels and reduce social isolation.

The project will aim to work with over 100 local people over the next year at a range of venues across the borough.

Phillip Smith, Health & Wellbeing Activator at Leyton Orient Trust, said: “It’s fantastic to receive funding to reignite a programme that has proven so successful in the past. Over the next year it will allow us to provide a wide range of free activities for the local community to help more people get active, improve their health and reduce the potential of becoming socially isolated. We are extremely grateful to the Morrison’s foundation for supporting us with this project and look forward to getting it started after Christmas!”

Sessions will start in January 2016 at a number of venues across the Borough of Waltham Forest, activities will include walking football, chair based exercise, boccia, bowls, movement to music, tai chi, reminiscence sessions and computer sessions but to name a few.

There will also be a number of celebratory events and tea dances throughout the year for participants to attend as well. If you’re interested in taking part and would like to find out where your nearest sessions will be held, or for more information, please contact Phillip Smith, [email protected] or call 020 8556 5973.