A Shrewsbury care home will be playing host to a scheme launched by Shrewsbury Town in the Community to bring older adults together through a range of activities.
The Uplands care home at Bicton Heath will be joining Shrewsbury Town FC as a host venue for the events, for like-minded retired or semi-retired people from the community to socialise and have fun. The first such hub at the Uplands will be on April 29 at 1.30pm.
Extra Time Hubs are a national project from the EFL Trust and will initially be delivered by 12 EFL Clubs including Shrewsbury Town in the Community. The hubs are intended to harness the power of football clubs in the local communities to bring people together
Extra Time Hubs have been made possible thanks to National Lottery funding from Sport England and aim to bring together retired and semi-retired people improve and increase the range of activities available to them in their free time.
Shrewsbury Town in the Community’s health activator, Hayley Wells, said:“I am excited to get the sessions started and it will be great for people to come along and meet others. We hope it will help address social isolation and be a meeting point for many. Hopefully I can share my experiences and inspire people to do activities they might not ordinarily do.
“Extra-Time Hubs have proven to be very popular so far and by increasing the number of sessions Shrewsbury Town in the Community hope to be able to give even more access to the sessions to all from across Shropshire. The sessions include both light physical activity and social activities such as quizzes, bingo, multi-sports and even trips to the theatre and bowling.”
The Extra Time Hubs will run three times a week at the following times and locations:
Mondays at Community Football Hub at Montgomery Waters Meadow, SY2 6ST from 11am-1pm
Mondays (from 29th April) at The Uplands Nursing Home in Bicton Heath, SY3 8GA from 1:30pm-3pm
Thursdays @ Community Football Hub at Montgomery Waters Meadow, SY2 6ST from 10am-12pm