Care home opens doors for free cosy club for older people in Salisbury

OSJCT Willowcroft care home will reopen the doors of its day centre this week with the launch of a new warm spaces initiative.

Older people across Salisbury are welcome to join residents, staff and other members of the community for a hot drink and friendly chat.

The Cosy Club will run throughout December and January, between 9am and 4pm.
Carol Wootton, home manager at OSJCT Willowcroft, said: “We’re really excited to be able to open our doors to older people in our community.

“It will be a great chance to get out and meet people, have a cuppa and a chat, and even get some exercise.
“We’re delighted to be able to offer up space to put on these sessions.”
Harnham Physiotherapy Community Rehabilitation team has volunteered to support the Cosy Club by providing a series of free exercise classes designed to promote strength, flexibility, fitness and function.
Exercise is widely known to support both physical health and mental well-being and this local specialist and experienced team has delivered classes in various local care homes over the past eight years.
Marie Roberts, chartered physiotherapist and clinic director, said: “The clinic has recently been celebrating 10 years of helping the people of Salisbury and we see this opportunity to support Willowcroft’s Cosy Club with exercise classes as another way to give something back and support the local community.”
Harnham Physiotherapy often works out in people’s homes and in care homes and has recently launched leaflets promoting chair-based exercise to encourage wider access to regular physical activity.

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