The Active Ageing project has been funded by the Kellet Fund via the Eagles Community Foundation with the dual aim of increasing physical activity amongst the over 55 population whilst also playing its part in reducing social isolation.
Neil Curry our Active Ageing Officer has a wealth of knowledge within sports development and increasing physical activity through his roles initially in local football and cricket clubs through to sport development roles within Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council. During these roles Neil has ran events for all ages and abilities, with recent projects including Boccia Leagues and tournaments alongside regular walking sports programs.
The project will look to put on a range of activities including Boccia, Table Top Sports and New Age Sports, as well as outdoor pursuits including regular walks. The project will look to provide something for everyone.
These sessions will take place both at our new Eagles Community Arena just off Scotswood Road as well as out in other community locations.
Come in for a coffee at in the Eagle Eats Cafe and take a look around the home of the Eagles Community Foundation.
Active Ageing Sessions:
We have three sessions based at the arena and hope to increase this as we move forward. These initial sessions will begin as follows:
A free weekly walking group.
Table Sport Tuesday
A mix of table tennis, table cricket and table basketball.
Just like the Eagles, just don’t run.
If you want to take part or come along for a coffee we will be very happy to see you.
If there is a sport you want to do but it doesn’t feature in our activities section, please get in touch using the details below: