The Crossing is the ideal venue for a number of activities aimed atthose of us who are getting a little older, or who have health issues which are starting to limit our mobility, as it is easily accessible in the town centre and has full disabled access. These include several weekly Seated Exercise Classes, led by a qualified instructor.
Seated Exercise is a gentle way to improve mobility, help with joint stiffness and pain, improve stamina, strength and energy, improve confidence and independence and many more benefits. Attending a regular class is also a great way to meet new people and make new friends.
There are two classes on Tuesday mornings — from 9.50am to 10.50am and from 11.00am to 12.00pm — and one on Friday afternoons from 2.00pm to 3.00pm. These three classes are open to all, and only cost £2 per session. There is no need to book, just come along.
The Tuesday classes are followed by The Crossing’s ‘Older People’s Lunch Club’ at 12.00pm. Stay and have your lunch (£4.50 for two courses) with others (please call and book your lunch in advance). And the Friday class is followed by an Afternoon Tea, only £1.50 for tea or coffee and a selection of homemade cakes (baked by the wonderful team of volunteers) and a chance to sit and chat.
A Thursday morning class is run in partnership with the Multiple Sclerosis Society, this friendly group meet in the café at 10.30am for drinks before the class. Contact Mary on 01909 474941 for more details. And on Thursday afternoons the class is in partnership with the Parkinson’s Society, and is for members only. It only costs £5 per year to join the society, and then these classes are free. If you or your loved one have been given a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease, then contact Chris on 01909 730629 for more details of this and other activities.
For details of all The Crossing’s regular services, community groups and events see www.thecrossing.co.uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01909 473375.