A local group aimed at promoting the health and wellbeing of older residents and ‘getting active together’ is set to take to the road this April and May, leaving its base at the Chantry Centre in Dursley behind to visit a number of venues and groups across the area.
World Jungle’s ‘Full of Life’ Group is usually based at the Chantry Centre meeting regularly on a Thursday morning. Aimed at the ‘young at heart’, it was devised as a great place for like-minded people to regularly get together, access information and enjoy a range of different activities promoting health and wellbeing. It was made possible by funding from Gloucestershire County Council’s ‘Active Together’ stream.
During April and May the ‘Full of Life’ team will be hitting the road, taking activities to different venues across Cam and Dursley including Glebelands, Draycott, The Corriet, Cambridge House and Vizard Close sheltered housing schemes, as a way of reaching more people and also supporting and developing existing groups in the area. Project Manager, Fiona Campbell from World Jungle explains:
“We are delighted to be able to extend this project by taking it out to other groups in Cam and Dursley. ‘Full of Life’ is all about helping to combat issues of loneliness and isolation, and helping people to feel healthier and more independent. By going out in to the community we can not only reach more people, but also support some of the wonderful groups that already exist.”
The team will come together centrally again at the Chantry Centre in Dursley to host a special ‘Full of Life’ event on Thursday 21 May from 1-3pm. This free event is open to all and will follow a similar format to the one held in October 2014 which attracted over 200 people. There will be a variety of free activities to try, stalls, entertainment and lunch, together with representatives from a range of local groups and organisations being on hand to promote what is on offer within our local community.
This event will also see the launch of World Jungle’s ‘Full of Life’ Online Directory listing local groups and clubs, weekly activities and support organisations. Fiona continues,
“We hope the Directory will help to pull information together, making accessing information and signposting people to services and activities much easier. The Directory is available to view in the ‘Community’ section on the World Jungle website (www.worldjungle.org.uk) – please do take a look and let us know if there are other groups/organisations that could be included.”
For more information, please contact Fiona Campbell at World Jungle on 01453 548880, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the World Jungle website: www.worldjungle.org.uk .