Vitality are pleased to announce that they will be starting three new classes at the end of April.

Classes start on Friday 28th April 2017 at Great Hale, Waddington and at Yarborough Leisure Centre.

The classes will be taught by Suzanne who will welcome everyone to these new venues and exciting new classes.

Class times are;

Magna Hall, Great Hale 10.30am-11.30am, Redwood Drive Community Centre, Waddington 12.30pm-1.30pm and Yarborough Leisure Centre (Studio 3) at 2.00pm-3.00pm

Classes will be part seated and part standing and will include refreshments. The first class is free.

We look forward to seeing you all on the 28th April! For details call 01529 411194

Vitality Community Exercise Classes to Music are continuing

Following news that funding from Lincolnshire County Council for the Vitality project has been withdrawn, due to widespread cuts to their Healthy Lifestyle projects, the future of the project was unknown.  However, we are pleased to say that, working with our partners Leisure in the Community, Vitality will be continuing with its programme of community classes.  The One to One ‘at home’ service will stop as will the Health Support Programme, but we are delighted to be carrying on with our weekly classes for the hundreds of over sixties (and younger) that come to the classes and benefit so much.  Please check the class list for any changes.

Back by popular demand this year will be a series of FREE NK Wellbeing Days encouraging people of all ages to Be Active, Get Creative and Feel Inspired.

Many residents and visitors enjoyed similar days in 2015, and the team is keeping these great days going in 2016, but with the added benefit of other groups getting involved to give visitors a wider offer of experiences.  The main partners involved include the NK Outreach team, Arts NK Partnership, Dance, Partnership NK, NK Social Strollers and of course ourselves at Vitality.  Other representatives including the volunteer services, wellbeing service and local groups may also be involved.

These days offer fun and FREE activities and demonstrations that the whole family can enjoy and the first will take place at Metheringham this Easter, organised by the Partnership NK ‘Our Communities’ group.

Join in and Be Creative with artsNK who will be offering activities suitable for all ages. Whilst for those looking for something more energetic can Be Active and burn off energy on a fun indoor obstacle course and (weather permitting) a climbing wall provided by NK Outreach. For a more gentle form of exercise then you can Feel Inspired with a demonstration from Vitality Lincs – movement to music for the over 60s.

The first event is being held on Friday 8th April 2016 between 12 – 4 pm at Metheringham Village Hall & Princes Car Park.  Other events this Summer and Autumn will take place across North Kesteven, including North Hykeham, Washingborough, Brant Broughton and Bracebridge Heath.

For up to date details Like our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/BeActiveGetCreativeFeelInspired/

Come and see us at the Healthwatch Lincolnshire Roadshow at Jubliee Church, Life Centre, Grantham between 2-4pm.

These roadshows are a great way to find out what’s happening in your community!

There are many fantastic groups supporting residents but do you know who they are and what they do? Put a face to the group. There will be a variety of providers in attendance for you to chat to, get valuable information from and enjoy a cuppa with us.

For more information see the Healthwatch Lincolnshire website http://www.healthwatchlincolnshire.co.uk/event/healthwatch-lincolnshire-roadshow-in-grantham-16th-march-2016/

We are delighted to have hosted a specialist course delivering chair-based exercise this January, aimed at those who work in Lincolnshire with older people and who want to deliver exercise programmes at their place of work, residential home or day centre.

All eleven candidates successfully completed the course and were awarded the Level 2 Chair Based Instructors certificate accredited by the Vocational Training Charitable Trust.

This year, the course instructor was Jesse Callaghan from www.Activ4Lyfe.co.uk She said “Everyone who attended the course met the challenges with great enthusiasm. It was wonderful how everyone shared their individual skills and knowledge with the group and was so supportive of each other. We live in a world with an increasing ageing population and therefore giving people the ability to teach these skills to an older audience can really help to break down barriers of isolation, whilst promoting health and wellbeing. How fantastic that we now have another eleven qualified teachers who, through their enthusiasm and new skills can provide safe, fun and effective exercise to older and disabled adults which ultimately, will benefit them in so many ways.”

Please join us in wishing Nora Hanley, one of our Vitality class participants a very Happy 90th Birthday this Friday 8th January.

Nora went to her first Vitality class almost 10 years ago. Emma Batty, Vitality Manager says “We are delighted to be celebrating this birthday milestone with Nora who is a great supporter of Vitality and a shining example of the benefits, enjoyment and dedication experienced by of all our participants in Lincolnshire.”

Nora has had her fair share of health issues including a hip replacement, cataracts removed, carpel tunnel operation and a double heart bypass, yet during all of these procedures she continued classes doing what she could to her own ability & she still regularly attends two classes every week in Lincoln and North Hykeham. She’s also recruited at least four new members over the years, all of whom still attend classes with her too.

Nora says “The classes always lift my spirits. I feel so exhilarated and they definitely keep me supple and keep my joints mobile. The social side is a great boost too, we always have great fun. I enjoy being in the company of so many genuine and nice people. Long may the classes continue”.

Don’t miss our final Wellbeing Open Day of 2015 on Saturday 14th November at Helpringham Village Hall between 11 am to 3 pm.

This is the last in a series of FREE open access days that have been arranged by the Partnership NK “Our Communities” group supported by Vitality – Exercise for the over 60’s, NK Outreach, the ArtsNK partnership and many others. They are designed for all ages and will feature FREE activities, demonstrations and information from an extensive range of exhibitors including Vitality.

For the younger audience the NK Outreach Team will have a range of equipment available to try like their climbing wall or their mobile skate park!

Plus visual and performing arts specialists, artsNK and the artsNK Dance Team will be on hand to show you how you can get involved in their various projects throughout Lincolnshire and you can discover the latest health walks in your area with NK Social Stollers. Also present will be NK Health Trainers, Sleaford Citizens Advice Bureau and NK Voluntary Services.

We are delighted to announce that with effect from 4th November our North Hykeham Vitality classes will be changing venue and returning to the brand new OneNK studios within the North Kesteven Centre.

The centre is undergoing a £3.6 million refurbishment, and Vitality class members can’t wait to experience the new state of the art dance studios and café, with more improvements still to come the final phases should be completed by April 2016.

We’d like to thank the North Hykeham Social Club where classes have been accommodated for several years.

Waddington Village Hall is the venue for the next Wellbeing Day on Monday 26th October at 11 am. It’s FREE to come along and a great way to meeting the Vitality teachers, watch and even take part in a demonstration.

These open access days have been arranged by the Partnership NK “Our Communities” group supported by Vitality, NK Outreach, the ArtsNK partnership, NK Social Strollers, NK Health Trainers, Sleaford Citizens Advice Bureau and many others.

They are designed for all ages and will feature activities, demonstrations and information from an extensive range of exhibitors including Vitality.

The final event will take place at Helpringham Village Hall on Saturday 14th November 11am – 3pm

The Chair Based Exercise Instructors Course due to be held in November, has now been re-scheduled for January 2016.

If anyone would like further information then please contact Emma Batty, Vitality Manager on 01529 411194 or email vitalitymanager@litc.org.uk

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