Action for Elders Trust

Charity Number: 1145996

Anne Faulkner

030 330 30132

http://www.actionforelders.org.uk

2 Llys Aneurin, Garden Village, Gorseinon, Swansea, SA4 4HW

The vision of Action for Elders is a society where all older people have the choice, support and empowerment to live healthy, active, and fulfilling lives.

We deliver our vision through an innovative, evidenced-based model of wellbeing support for older people: Balanced Lives, designed to improve three aspects of wellbeing:

  • Physical wellbeing, by increasing balance, mobility, strength, flexibility and endurance
  • Mental wellbeing, by increasing confidence, resilience, self-worth, and positive attitudes
  • Social wellbeing by building new friendships, a stronger sense of community, openness to discussing problems, and a sense of value to society.

Delivered through weekly classes in communities and care homes within England and Wales, Balanced Lives combines physical movement, caring conversations, information sharing and socialising.

Iris, 82, a member of one of our Balanced Lives groups, says: “Before I came to the group, I lived in a flat facing a brick wall and the only person I saw was the postman. I couldn’t move my shoulder and was becoming housebound. Since joining Balanced Lives, I’ve moved to an independent living scheme, made new friends, and am in far less physical pain – and now I do a different activity every day. I feel like life has meaning again.”

Legacies help us to deliver more wellbeing support and make the later years the best years.

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