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Rooftop Housing Group - Activities for All

At Rooftop, we offer a range of fun leisure and interest activities as part of our Support Services. Our activities are open to all in the community, residents and non-residents. The Activities for All programme provides a selection of fun activities based in local facilities that are for everyone to enjoy. Keeping fit and active is key to being healthy and well at all ages and particularly as we get older.

Bingo
The traditional favourite! Most of our schemes offer regular bingo events.

Guest speakers
Past speakers include a spokesperson for Dogs for the Disabled, a hand bell ringing demonstration and a reminiscence speaker.

Knitting groups
We have regular challenges such as knitting Easter chicks and Christmas gifts , which are sold for charity.

Line dancing
We have a weekly line dancing class which we hold in Pershore.

Days out
In the past 12 months, organised trips have included Weston-Super-Mare, Cotswold and Burford Wildlife Parks and the National Arboretum.

Seated excersise
We run four seated exercise classes across our schemes – these are gentle exercises for those with limited mobility or balance.

Tai Chi
This low impact exercise is fun to do and is shown to help improve the condition of people with high blood pressure and arthritis as well as other medical and health conditions.

Entertainment events
We organise a wide and varied range of activities including computer lessons, coffee mornings, low impact sporting events, massages and health and wellbeing sessions.

Walking groups
We have three regular walking groups across our schemes. These are easy walks with a walk leader and take no longer than an hour.

How much does it cost?
Some of our activities are free or funded by the Rooftop Activities for All scheme. Others may cost a nominal fee. However, we aim to keep these costs as low as possible.

Umbrella org:
Rooftop Group
Area serviced:
Wychavon - Evesham and Pershore
Sector:
Public

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Subject Definitions

Day Centres enable older people to remain in the community by maintaining or improving the quality of life of the older person - or their carer - through social contact and therapeutic activities. Specialist day centre providing a service to those over 65 with mild to moderate dementia 3 days per week and those under 65 with dementia 2 days per week. You should contact Croydon Council, Social Services for Adults for a full care needs assessment.

Please also see Age Concern's factsheets for further information:
FS41 - Local authority assessment for community care services.
FS46 - Paying for care and support at home.

You may also be entitled to a disability benefit, please see:
FS34 - Attendance Allowance and Disability Living Allowance.

Factsheets are available from the freephone information line; 0800 00 99 66.

There are many different exercise classes available for the over 50's in the local area.These are easily accessible and other classes such as yoga and Tai-Chi can also be benefitial.
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If you want a sociable and inexpensive way to boost your activity levels and make new friends, join a local-area walking group. If you're looking for a new way to boost your activity levels but have struggled to find one that's right for you, a local-area walking group could be just the answer. They are run by most councils and can be an effective and inexpensive way to increase your fitness while making new friends.