Keeping Mind and Body Healthy

People often talk very openly about how they feel physically, but sometimes we hesitate to share how we’re doing emotionally. Knowing that both sides are very important for overall health, MAECare’s Mind and Body Project encourages people to take care of themselves and seek support when they need it. Our current activities are shown below.

  • EXTEND this is adapted gentle exercise to music, which can be done standing or sitting. There are 2 sessions during the week.
    • Mondays 11:00am-12:30pm and 1:20pm – 2:50pm at Moortown Baptist church £2.50 a session for members
  • Chair based Exercise Offering gentle exercise and stretching to music
    Every Wednesday (term time) 1.30-2.30pm at St Pauls Church
  • Yoga – this is Dru Yoga adapted for older people with a strong meditative element. Term times on a Friday 10:00am -11:00 am at St Paul’s Church Hall, Buckstone Crescent (off King Lane)
  • Swimming at David Lloyd Centre. Term times Wednesday 2.00pm Get in touch with Julie for more information
  • Zumba Gold is on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10.00 am at Moortown Social Club, Cranmer Gardens (off King Lane)
  • Old and New Games Third Tuesday of the month, 1:30-3:30pm at Treetops Community Centre, offering table tennis, WII, and a range of other games.
  • Walk Group The walking group will be resuming in the spring /summer 2017, meeting once a month to walk around local beauty spots. Contact Rhonda at the office for more details.
  • Methods for Relaxation Stress or worry getting you down? MAECare has lots of ways to unwind while also meeting new friends.
    • Meditation This fun and informal chair-based class will teach you some practical techniques to help lead to a more focussed mind and relaxed body. Tuesdays at 10am
    • Knitting A fun and friendly therapeutic group. We can teach if you want to learn and we have plenty of materials to get you started! Thursdays 2pm, 57a.
    • Massage Low-cost massage treatments, twice a month. Tue/Fri afternoons, 57a.
  • A listening ear It sometimes just helps to have someone to talk to. If you ever want any one-on-one support from a friendly staff member or volunteer, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
  • Tai Chi  Monday mornings 11.00 -12.00 St Paul’s Church Hall.