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!
Our Awards this year were held at Bulmershe School and attended by about 300 people, including the Mayor of Wokingham Town, the Borough Mayors and the Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire. Twenty awards were presented to adults and young people from across the Borough by local Olympian Ben Fletcher.