Join our Vale of Glamorgan groups

How to take part

Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan groups

Our Balanced Lives programmes are an opportunity for you to engage in a range of activities including gentle movement, obtaining basic health advice and learning new life skills. It is also your chance to meet with people of similar age and interests and to get some suggestions to improve overall health and well-being.

Cardiff and District programmes

Balanced Lives gentle exercise group at:

Golau Caredig Independent Living, 9th Floor, Gladstone Road, Barry, CA62 7AZ

Every Thursday from: 9.30am – 11.30am

Balanced Lives gentle exercise group at:

The Gathering Place, Day Care Centre, 1 Flemingstone Road, St. Athan, Barry CF62 4JH

Every Thursday from: 11.00am – 1.00pm

Balanced Lives gentle exercise group at:

Murchfield Community Centre, Sunnycroft Lane, Dinas Powys CF64 4QQ

Every Friday from: 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Joining us is easy

Just drop in to a group

or call us on: 03033 030 132

or email us at: info@actionforelders

Activity Co-ordinator: Sarah

What our group members say

I was getting no stimulation whatsoever before these programmes. I feel the social interaction is as important as the exercise. Independent living means you can manage on your own, but need a certain degree of support. Some of the people here need total support, but that’s not me, so I felt very isolated. The Balanced Lives programme is marvelous, the interaction in phenomenal.
Frances Mitchell

Find our centres on the map

Parish Hall Fairwood Road West Cross Swansea SA3 5JP

Clydach Community Hall, Vardre Rd, Clydach, Swansea SA6 5LP

Community Room, Hazel Court, Swansea SA2 8BP

Side Room, Upper Killay Recreational Hall, Gower Rd, Upper Killay, Swansea SA2 7HQ

Activities Room, West Cross Community Centre, Linden Ave, West Cross, Swansea SA3 5LE

Northolme Community Centre, Belmont, Hereford. HR2 7SP

Brynngwyn Court Community Room, Hereford. HR1 1ER

Belmont Community Centre, Eastholme Avenue, Belmont. Hereford.

Prior Bank Care Home, Cherry Tree Road, Sheffield S11 9AB

Werrington Lodge Care Home, Baron Court, Werrington Meadows, Peterborough PE4 7ZF

Foxwood Community Centre, Acomb, York YO24 3HY

St Luke’s Church Hall & Community Centre, Burton Stone Lane Clifton, York YO30 6DG

Golau Caredig Independent Living, 9th Floor, Gladstone Road, Barry, CA62 7AZ

The Gathering Place, Day Care Centre, 1 Flemingstone Road, St. Athan, Barry CF62 4JH

Murchfield Community Centre, Sunnycroft Lane, Dinas Powys CF64 4QQ

More about the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan groups

Golau Caredig, Broad St, Barry

This group has been running on a weekly basis since 2014 at Hafod Care Housing Association. The Balanced Lives program supports residents at Golau Caredig and the surrounding area. This very successful group appreciate the benefit of specific exercise techniques to improve their mobility and balance as well as the work done to reduce the chance of falls. The group have a fantastic rapport and look forward to seeing each other every week. Each individual has a thorough health check; including blood pressure and weight management along with nutritional advice. We are very pleased to report great progress in all of these areas. In fact, the vast improvement in general health, confidence and wellbeing for the Balanced Lives participants has been nothing short of remarkable.

There is a difference between a ‘care home’ and an ‘Independent Living Scheme’ – the latter being simply a series of self contained flats with a communal area for eating and relaxing/getting to know the other residents. It may appear that being in a care home or independent living scheme is the solution to older people’s care, but there is a certain degree of loneliness and alienation, due to many surprising and different factors. The Balanced Lives programme has been hugely successful in Barry in bringing residents together, helping them to get mobile and increase social interaction.

Roundel House, Maes-y-Cwm St, Barry

Balanced Lives offers a unique weekly service to people in the community that visit Rondel House Day Service suffering from age related frailty, chronic illness, disability or dementia. The people visiting the centre have been assessed and referred by Social Services. The targeted exercise and social interaction has greatly improved their health and ability to live independently.

The Gathering Place, St Athan, Vale Of Glamorgan

This group began at Hafod Care day centre in March 2018. It already has a regular following of people that are all benefiting from the mild exercise, mindfulness and social interaction programs, tailored to individual needs.

Our groups nationwide

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