Physical activity and leisure

Active Communities Programme – Free Sport and Activity Taster Sessions
Description: Funded by Sport Northern Ireland this programme aims to increase participation in sport and physical recreation, especially amongst under-represented groups including older people. Thanks to this investment they now have specialist coaches and activity leaders to deliver a range of activities including chair based aerobics, dance, boccia, and new age curling.
Contact Tel: 028 2563 8510

Broughshane and District Community Association Seniors Citizens Club
Provider: Independent Community Group
Description: Broughshane & District Community Association Seniors Citizens Club helps support older people through a luncheon club which meets in the Community Centre with lunches provided by the school. They have a programme twice a month - bingo or quiz, and there is entertainment on special occasions. Each person pays
Location: Broughshane and District Community Association premises
Frequency: Luncheon Club meets every Thursday – term time only. Senior Citizens Club meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month from October to June.
Contact Tel: 028 2586 2777

Helping Older People get Online and Stay Online
Provided by: Advice NI
Description: Supporting active engagement, this Big Lottery funded project aims to help older people get online through the use of tablets. This is being provided to Older People Living in Sheltered Accommodation over a period of 10-12 weeks and includes a benefit check. It has a specific focus on helping people access information about their rights and entitlements and is unique in that it utilises volunteers to empower elder people with their digital experience.
Contact Tel: 028 9064 5919

Stepping Towards Enhanced Postural Stability (STEPS)
Provider: Northern Health and Social Care Trust
Description: STEPS is a 16 week exercise and education programme. It is designed to help prevent falls and fractures, and promote independent living. The programme is available to adults over 55 years of age. General Practitioners and any trust health and social care professional can make referrals.
Location: Wilson House Day Centre
Contact Tel: 028 2586 3820

Page last updated:20 December 2016