A fantastic new initiative designed to provide increased social opportunities for men and help reduce loneliness in older people has arrived in Tiverton following initial success in Exeter.
Sporting Memories, which is delivered by Exeter City Community Trust, gives men over the age of 50 the opportunity to come together on a weekly basis to discuss their sporting experiences and reminisce about some of their achievements or favourite events.
The programme has been running at Exeter City’s St James Park for over a year and with ever increasing numbers has seen the need for an extra session to be added at Exeter Library, the health and wellbeing charity are now reaching out to the Tiverton area in order to help benefit even more people.
The effects of the programme in Exeter have seen fantastic results with a number of participants commenting: “It’s our favourite day of the week.”
Exeter City Community Trust’s new sessions in Tiverton started recently at Tiverton Town Football Club on Wednesday’s from 2pm-4pm, and they are looking for new members to join. There is no need to book, just pop in and enjoy a catch up over a cuppa and some cakes
Pete Ferlie, Exeter City Community Trust’s Health and Wellbeing Officer, said: “Our Sporting Memories sessions have grown from strength to strength over the past year and we’re delighted to be making such a positive impact within the community.
“Numbers have grown rapidly over the past few months and we hope to see lots of new faces at Tiverton Town.”