Love to Move Dementia Friendly Exercise

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Love to Move is a chair-based dementia-friendly exercise programme developed by the British Gymnastics Foundation. As well as exercise, there's a social aspect too - every session has a tea break for refreshments and chat. Available in Impington and Swavesey in South Cambs.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • Love to Move sessions are proven to get you moving and functioning better;
  • as well as chair-based exercises, sessions include time to chat and meet other people, reducing isolation;
  • there are online classes and a free booklet you can use to keep doing the exercises at home.

“You can’t believe the difference; I mean it’s just priceless. For all the therapy she’s had, this has been the thing that’s worked for her. She’s 93 and now she’s wanting to learn to stand so she can go home in the car. We just feel lucky to have had the opportunity to do it because it’s made such a difference.” Gill – daughter of a Love to Move participant

How to contact

Where to go

Club Vintage
Bethel Baptist Church
Middle Watch
Swavesey
Cambridge
UK

St Andrew's Church Hall
Impington
Percheron Close
Impington
Cambridge
UK

HAY Pledge

Take a look at Love to Move on video

What to expect

Love to Move chair-based exercise sessions are good for memory, good for coordination and a good way to meet other people. Designed with older people in mind and led by trained instructors, you will be exercising safely using proven techniques. Every Love to Move session includes refreshments and chat as well as exercise.

Love to Move sessions are run as part of Club Vintage in Swavesey – a weekly get-together for older people from Swavesey and beyond. To check when the next Love to Move session will be on, contact 01954 230458 or email [email protected]

Love to Move sessions are also held every week on Wednesdays at St Andrew’s Impington Church Hall from 10-11.30am. For more information and to book your place, call 07502 372852 or email [email protected]

More information

Love to Move has exercise videos on YouTube you can follow along to or there’s a booklet you can download and print.

If you’d like to train to become a Love to Move instructor, contact the British Gymnastics Foundation using the email address provided.

There are other Love to Move sessions in Huntingdonshire – find out when and where by visiting the Love to Move Facebook page.

There is a charge for each Love to Move sessions you attend (refreshments included). This can be paid in cash on the day.

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