21/03/2019 : Active Retirement

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Active Retirement

Aged 55+ and approaching retirement, recently retired, or facing redundancy?  This FREE workshop will focus on keeping fit and healthy in retirement. With a guest speaker, information stalls, and the opportunity to try out some activities. Free refreshments (tea, coffee, cake and healthy nibbles) will be served throughout the evening. The event is open to anyone aged 55+. The workshop is being run by LinkAge Network in partnership with Wesport and Active Ageing Bristol, as part of the Post-Retirement Opportunities project.  If you would like to take part in the Tai Chi and/or Walking Rugby taster sessions, please ensure you wear or bring suitable clothing and footwear. The Tai Chi sessions will be held indoors, however the Walking Rugby sessions will be held outdoors so may be cancelled in bad weather.

RUNNING ORDER (TBC) 6.00pm - Arrival / refreshments served6.15pm - Welcome - Sarah Parkes, LinkAge Network & Karen Lloyd, Active Ageing Bristol6.20pm - Guest speakers - John Thomson & Mike Dick6.35pm - Active Retirement - Lisa Wood, Wesport7.00pm - Activity taster sessions - Tai Chi & Walking Rugby8.00pm - Event closes Information stalls will be open all evening. GUEST SPEAKERS John Thomson had a career in telecoms, working originally as an engineer then moving into managerial / commercial roles. He retired initially in 2008… then again in 2012… and again in 2015… and has been keeping busy since with travels in his camper van and trips abroad (he has visited over 65 countries. ) and in his roles as a School Governor and Chairman of the Kingswood RFC Walking Rugby group.
John has always been involved in sport and physical activity, including boxing, rugby, judo and squash, and has carried his love of sport into retirement, where he frequently attends the gym, as well as the Walking Rugby group. Mike Dick is a retired teacher. Originally from Bath, he trained in Plymouth and worked in London for 19 years before returning to the West Country where he taught PE, Maths and a few other subjects until he retired in 2015. He has been involved in rugby since the age of 11, playing for the South West of England as a student, and county rugby in his adult life. He has played on tour in Hawaii, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Sweden – and Wigan. Mike’s active lifestyle has continued into his 60s – he took up walking rugby in 2017 and also plays walking cricket, and is part of a pilot project looking at the positive effect exercise has in helping control Diabetes.
ACTIVE RETIREMENT with Lisa Wood, Wesport This workshop aims to inspire you to be more physically active. We will look at why it is important to stay active into later life and will explore the barriers to this as well as discuss some solutions. We will then share ideas on how you can build more physical activity into your daily life and look at the local sport opportunities on offer to you.  Wesport is a sporting charity that is passionate about helping people become more physically active and enjoy the benefits that an active lifestyle can bring. TASTER SESSIONS Tai Chi with Karen Ferris of Tai Chi Works BristolKaren has been a teacher of Tai Chi for the past 19 years. She specialises in teaching people aged 55+ and understands the need for classes to be challenging yet easy on our ageing bodies and fun.
Lots of fun. The taster sessions aim to give you the flavour of what practising Tai Chi can bring. Further information about Tai Chi and Karen's classes can be found on the Tai Chi Works website and Facebook page.  Walking Rugby (weather permitting. ) with John Thomson & Mike Dick of Kingswood RFCJohn Thomson (Chairman) and Mike Dick (Coach) will be on hand to give you an introduction to Walking Rugby - and try it out for yourself - in these 15 minute taster sessions. INFORMATION STALLS Active Ageing Bristol / Well AwareKingswood RFC Walking RugbyLife Cycle UKMacmillan Prevention and Re-enablement Project VENUE Lockleaze Sports Centre is one of Bristol's premier sporting venues, located just a mile from the city centre. The event space is on the ground floor and is fully accessible.
Free parking is available on site.  Venue map and contact details If you have any specific access or dietary requirements, please contact Sarah at [email protected] or on 0117 353 3042. POST-RETIREMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROJECT The Post-Retirement Opportunities (PRO) project aims to help people aged 55+ who are approaching retirement or facing redundancy manage the shift into the next phase of their lives.  Funded by the Bristol and District Retirement Council, PRO is being delivered by LinkAge Network in collaboration with the Anchor Society and Business in the Community. This workshop is one of several events taking place in 2018-19, showcasing the wide range of opportunities and advice on offer in and around Bristol within the areas of money, work, volunteering, learning, leisure and health & wellbeing. Each event features guest speakers, workshops, and representatives from a range of organisations on hand to provide information and advice, offering attendees the opportunity to explore and share ideas, hear from those with lived experience of retirement, and meet and socialise with people at a similar stage in life.  Active Ageing Bristol is a ground breaking project set up to transform attitudes to, and opportunities for, sport and physical activity. This fully inclusive programme builds on existing provision and develops new opportunities to encourage people aged 55 and over to become and stay active. 

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