QPR in the Community Trust are helping bring fitness, fun and friendship to Stonebridge with the Hub Social Club.
The Trust are working in partnership with the Hyde Group to help older residents get active and reduce social isolation through exercise sessions which are followed by refreshments and chat.
Petelma is a big fan of the Hub Club and said: “It makes me feel better and I have made lots of new friends by coming here.”
The activities run every Thursday morning and are a mix of exercising and socialising.
After beginning in February 2017, the sessions became more and more popular and there are now more than 60 registered members.
Bridget explained: “I always feel better when I come out of the sessions. I think it’s a mix of being active and also being able to sit and have a chat with people who are having the same issues as I am.”
In December, members of the Hub Club ended the year with a Christmas party. A local school choir performed, helping everyone to get in the festive spirit before lunch was served.
Building on the success of the club’s first year, there are plans to double the number of exercise classes on offer, and adding additional classes to teach computer skills. There are also plans to set up a steering group of older local residents to gather the information required to learn about the needs of the group and of the wider community they speak to.
The Hub Club exercise sessions are currently at full capacity, but if you are aged 60 or over, live in Stonebridge and are interested in attending please contact Sinead at [email protected] or on 07807 788511 to be put on the waiting list.