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New club to tackle loneliness and isolation

Published on Friday, 30th November 2018

new club totackle loneliness and isolation

A new scheme designed to reduce loneliness and isolation starts next week in Northallerton.

Primetime is a Hambleton District Council initiative which uses low intensity sports such as Boccia and New Age Curling as a way of encouraging people of all ages and abilities to come and play together.

The new club which is being funded by a grant from the Tescos Bags of Help scheme  will target older people and be based at Age UK’s new premises on Zetland Street, Northallerton. 

A free taster session is taking place on Friday 7 December – 10am – 12 noon.  Regular sessions will then commence in January which will cost £3 a session. 

“We are very proud of our Primetime programme, which brings people together to take part in low intensity physical activity but more importantly provides social interaction which is vital in combating loneliness and isolation, particularly for our older residents’ said Councillor  Mrs Bridget Fortune, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, pictured (standing in red) at a recent  Primetime event in Thorlthorpe.

 “Primetime has proved a huge success in other areas such as Husthwaite, Topcliffe and more recently Thorlthorpe so we are delighted to start Northallerton Primetime.”

To book a place or find our more about Primetime contact Joe Mckechnie 01609 767261 or Joe.mckechnie@hambleton.gov.uk

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