Encouraging people to stay active and take up hobbies in later life is a key part of Ageing Better Middlesbrough's work to reduce loneliness and isolation for older people, thanks to £6 million National Lottery funding through the Big Lottery Fund.
Ageing Better Middlesbrough’s Community Projects Officer Linda Ford said: “Our free taster sessions help people try something new or rediscover an old hobby in a welcoming environment. Anyone aged over 50 is welcome to come along.
“They are brilliant for anyone who might be feeling lonely or unsure of joining a new group. People who have attended in the past tell us that taking that first step to go to a taster session can lead to much more – making new friends and finding old ones again, reminiscing, having fun and feeling part of your community.
“We are a friendly bunch who want to help make people's lives better as they get older.”
To find out what sessions are taking place and to book go to www.ageingbettermiddlesbrough.org.uk/taster-sessions or call Linda on 01642 061019.
Ageing Better Middlesbrough has a free membership, which more than 2100 people across town are already signed up to. Members receive regular information on activities, groups and opportunities and become part of a network that celebrates the experience and knowledge of older people.
Find out more at www.ageingbettermiddlesbrough.org.uk