Age UK Devon in partnership with Active Devon hosts successful event Loving Later Life…

Over 200 people aged 50 and over travelled from all over Devon to attend an event at Newton Abbot Racecourse last Wednesday 3rd October where they were able to make the most of opportunities to try new activities and find out about support available to make more of later life. The Loving Later Life event provided information on local services and organisations available to help older people with some of the issues faced in later life. It also helped to launch our new project, Connecting Actively to Nature (CAN) aimed at supporting people over 55 to be more active outdoors, with all the benefits that brings. Those who attended were able to try new activities including walking, yoga, walking basketball, Get into Golf, walking rugby,netball, archery and cycling! One lady in her 80’s and who had travelled from Seaton made the best of the day by trying out most of the activities, including archery, netball, short mat bowls and even had a go at scoring a goal at the Torquay United inflatable ‘Speed Goal’ activity. Another older man said, “I was only going to come here for an hour and I’ve stayed for the whole event!”.Over 30 people got back on their bikes and had a refresher course from a British Cycling Coach and there were over 30 people who had coaching to perfect their golf swing!

Find out more about CAN.        Or alternatively call tom.mack@activedevon.org