Love to Move Training
Day 1: 14th January
Day 2: 15th January
Welsh Gymnastics is delighted to launch Love to Move in Wales, a dementia-friendly gymnastics exercise programme developed by the British Gymnastics Foundation.
There are approximately 42,000* people living with the dementia in Wales. The Love to Move programme is a seated movement programme designed to increase mobility and functionality in the elderly and those living with dementia.
Its roots are taken from gymnastics and uses specially designed coordination and asymmetrical movement patterns, which are thought to have the effect of increasing a person’s cognitive reserve.
We are inviting community coaches and club officials to attend a two-day course in Cardiff on Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th January 2020 to enable them to deliver the Love to Move programme to those in their local area.
Once they have attended the course accredited individuals may want to deliver the programme in their own gym, a local nursing home or even organise their own group at their local town hall. Delivery of the programme will be unique to the individual and their local area. In delivering the Love to Move programme, clubs will help to contribute to their wider community as well as helping to make a significant impact to the quality of life to those living with dementia.
The Love to Move deliverers course takes place at Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff, CF11 9SW on Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 January from 9am to 5pm. Those interested in attending the course should fill out the course enrolment form by Friday 20th December 2019. The minimum age for candidates is 18 years old.
Initially enrolments will be limited to two candidates per club/centre however please enrol all staff who are interested and note in additional needs which candidates are the first and second choice, any others will be put on a waiting list.
If you are interested in the programme and would like any further information please contact Maria Gaynor, Pathway Development Officer, Welsh Gymnastics firstname.lastname@example.org