North East arts charity, Helix Arts, is inviting people aged 65 and over in Easington, County Durham, to join a new online community where they can stay fit and active, and connect with others during the coronavirus pandemic.
The charity has moved its hugely popular dance and health programme, Falling on your Feet, online so people who are shielding at home, or unable to meet with a friend or family member outside, can get creative and look after their physical and mental wellbeing at the same time.
Sam Burgess, Creative Producer at Helix Arts, said: “Because of the new lockdown restrictions, there are lots of older people in our communities that will have to shield at home.
“It’s really important they’re supported to look after both their physical and mental wellbeing at this time. Being connected with others and taking part in activities is a great way to achieve this.
“From Thursday 14 January, people in Easington can take part in online dance and social sessions via Zoom with artists to stay fit, healthy and be creative. We’ve also created a new Facebook community where people can come together and feel supported. Artists, volunteers and producers will be posting creative things people can do in their house to help improve their mood and make sure no one feels lonely or isolated during this difficult time.”
Every Thursday from 14 January - 18 March 2021. 11am - 12:30pm
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