*NEW *Get Back Into Courses for the 50+’s!
It’s been a while since any new Get back Into courses have started, (and we know how much you have enjoyed them in the past), so we thought it was about time we got you moving again!
The locations for our next two courses will be the newly refurbished swimming and ice rink (opening soon) facilities at Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre to host Get Back Into Swimming and Get Back Into Ice Skating! As in the past, the programme of sessions will be aimed at beginners and will take place over a number of weeks.
Get Back Into Swimming
These classes will be suitable for people who are either Non Swimmers or Complete Beginners i.e. you are happy to get into the water but unable to swim very far at all.
Get Back Into Ice Skating
These classes will be for those who have either never skated before or who have tip toed onto the ice but are perhaps a little prone to falling down!
For now, it would be great if you could let us know if you are interested in taking part. Both courses will be starting before the end of the year and will last between 6 and 8 weeks.
Fit for Life at Riverside
Fit for Life is shortly beginning its fourth programme (dates TBC), this time at Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre. Previous Fit for Life schemes have proved hugely successful with over 60 of you taking part across Springfield, Meadgate and Rettendon, and has included you trying out a wide variety of new classes over the 5 week period including Keep Fit, Walking, Resistance and Circuit training and Pilates.
Fit for Life is again aimed at people aged 50+ and gently introduces you to five different types of group workout session. The great thing about running it at Riverside is that following the course, you will be able to find similar classes in all five sessions to continue. What’s more, you’ll already be at home with the venue!
For further information about Fit for Life, please visit www.chelmsford.gov.uk/fitforlife
team50 is a great new
over 50's session held at Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre every Friday
from 10.30am to 11.30am. Each week provides the perfect opportunity
to play team sports under the guidance of a coach, and
goes absolutely back to basics.
Football, Badminton, Hockey... The list is endless,
and we visit a new one each week, gradually working on the techniques and
skills you'll need to play. Sport really doesn't get any more user
friendly than this!
There is no need to book
a place on this session, just turn up. For information please contact Sports
Development on 01245 606569 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find information
on the team50 webpage.
Essex Blind Charity Resources Centre
Location: Chelmsford Central Library, Market Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1LH
Open every Friday 10am - 4pm
Everyone is welcome to drop in for information and advice from our friendly volunteers, many of whom are visually impaired themselves. We also stock a wide range of useful equipment for visually impaired people which we can demonstrate and can be bought from the centre.
For more information ring our helpline: 0870 240 5418
Mobile Customer Information Service
The Council's Mobile Customer Information team visits ten rural communities around the borough, or where public transport is perhaps less frequent, to make sure that residents with the greatest need for advice and support, such as the elderly, young families and those with mobility requirements, have access to information and advice about Council services. There is no need for an appointment, just drop in between the designated times.
Age UK Essex - Toenail Cutting Service
Age UK Essex offers a toenail cutting service for anybody who is
unable to cut their own toenails. Click on the link below to visit
their website, or for more information call Age UK Essex on 01245
423333. Please call between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday.