Sporting Memories

After much anticipation, Sporting Memories, is coming to Wokingham borough.

Sporting Memories supports older people living in England and Wales with dementia, depression and loneliness by engaging them in social activities and helping them to recall memories of watching or playing sport. By sharing memories of sporting moments and tapping into a passion for sport, the sessions help people to connect with others and with their past, reawakening positive thoughts and feelings that otherwise remain hidden away.

Using images of sport and memorabilia, older people are assisted to stay connected to their friends and communities, cognitively stimulated and physically active. The project, led by Wokingham Borough Council Sports & Leisure team, help people over the age of 50 age well and remain as healthy as possible.

The sessions will take place at Berkshire County Sports & Social Club, Sonning Lane, Sonning starting Wednesday 1st May 2019 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

The sessions are open to people 50+ and many of the members attend to enjoy the company of other older sports fans, some of the members may live with dementia or have memory problems, some have experienced depression, some they may have had a stroke or live with Parkinson’s, but all have one thing in common, a love for sport!

For more information see http://www.wokinghamboroughsportscouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/BCSSC-Flyer-Wednesday.pdf

 

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Volunteering opportunities in Sports and Leisure

Would you like to volunteer in Sports and Leisure?

Would you like to give something back to others?

Have you recently retired and have some time to volunteer?

Wokingham Borough Council’s Sports & Leisure team have recently created a host of new volunteering opportunities in their sport, leisure and health prevention projects.

We are committed to providing outstanding service on all our programmes and by volunteering you will help us to maintain the high standards of delivery that our participants expect.

Volunteer roles are available in the following projects:

  • Walking for Health
  • Steady Steps
  • SHINE over 60’s
  • Wokingham Active with adults & children with additional needs
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Long Term Health conditions
  • Sportivate sports sessions
  • Mental Health
  • Dementia Friendly sessions
  • Seasonal opportunities
  • And much more…

Training is available and an induction course will help you develop your confidence and skills in volunteering.

For more information on the volunteering opportunities within the Sports & Leisure team, contact sport@wokingham.gov.uk or call 0118 974 3728