Preston North End Community and Education Trust [PNECET] has partnered with the EFL Trust to deliver the Extra Time Hub programme to bring those of retirement age together at Deepdale.
Extra Time Hubs allow those in their retirement years to come together and do things they enjoy – be it with light physical activity such as Walking Football, yoga and table tennis, or with engaging conversation, quizzes and guest speakers over a cup of tea.
Activities are delivered in a social capacity with the aim of allowing participants to develop and maintain friendships with like-minded people.
The programme will be delivered at Deepdale, in the Health and Wellbeing Hub off Lowthorpe Road, initially every Thursday from 12 noon until 1pm, and will also include opportunities to play board games and participate in arts and crafts activities.
The first two sessions, on Thursday 19th May and Thursday 26th May, will be delivered free of charge, with further costings to be determined.
There is no requirement to register to attend the session – simply turn up to enjoy the activities!
Head of Health and Wellbeing Jessica Riley said: “We’re pleased to be diversifying our Health and Wellbeing offer with the introduction of the exciting Extra Time Hub programme.
“We look forward to connecting people over the age of 55 through sociable and engaging activities while utilising the power and appeal of Preston North End with delivery taking place at Deepdale.
“We hope the Extra Time Hub programme will be another innovative way for us to support our local community in tackling loneliness and isolation which has continued to be a prevalent issue since the onset of the pandemic.”
The Health and Wellbeing Hub provides visitors of all ages with the opportunity to learn about other programmes and services available in the area with the Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust Recovery College team also based at the site.
Participants wishing to join the Extra Time Hub programme are also invited and encouraged to attend the Walk And Talk For Lilywhites session, which will run immediately prior to the Extra Time Hub.
Walk And Talk For Lilywhites is a free walking group, bringing together like-minded people, that runs every Thursday with a walk around Moor Park. Participants meet at the Sir Tom Finney Splash from 10.15am before the walk begins at 10.30am.
For more information about either the Extra Time Hub or the Walk And Talk For Lilywhites programmes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.