Over-60’s invited to ‘have a ball’ with new activity group set to launch

A network of local groups that encourage Over-60’s to remain active and independent in the communities is set for further expansion.

BALL (Be Active Live Long) already has 19 individual groups operating in Moray towns and villages – now the movement is to set up a 20th in Duffus.

Providing friendship and encouraging older people to remain fit through a variety of physical activities, the latest addition to the network of groups is being introduced through a free ‘taster’ day, where people can see for themselves what BALL groups have to offer.

That will be held at the Duffus Village Hall on Thursday, November 27 from 9.45am until 3pm with the intention that the newly formed group will them meet each Thursday evening from 10am until Noon from the middle of January.

A spokeswoman said: “Attending these groups can have a positive impact on physical, emotional and mental health and also helps to reduce social isolation.

“The friendship and support that BALL groups offer is often the real benefit.”

People are asked to pre-book for the taster session and can find further information on the BALL groups from local GP surgeries, village halls and shops.

To book a place or obtain further information the Older People’s Development Team can be contacted on 01343 567093.

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