Burnley FC in the Community’s Extra-Time and No Nay Never Forget sessions, which take place every Wednesday at Burnley Cricket Club, are a safe space for participants to enjoy activities.
The programmes, led by Martin Payne, BFCitC Health and Wellbeing Project Co-ordinator, are the ideal for people to come down and socialise and share experiences with one another.
Extra-Time sessions run from 10am – 12pm and provides a variety of activities for senior citizens 50 years old plus.
We are also delighted to announce that a Friday Extra-Time group will by held at The Leisure Box starting from April.
Extra-Time members can engage in a range of activities that will increase social engagement, participation in physical activity and workshops that highlight key areas to improve the overall health and wellbeing of the individuals.
Participants on the project can play board games, card games along with refreshments.
No Nay Never Forget (1pm-3pm) offers a safe, comfortable, and supportive environment where people with dementia, Alzheimer’s and memory loss as well as their carers can come together and share experiences.
As well as the great activities, it also gives carers and people with dementia a chance to get information, advice and talk to others in a similar situation.
Activities include, jigsaws puzzles, board games, dominoes and much more, plus a selection of refreshments are available.
During this week’s No Nay Never Forget, we were joined by Amanda Boult and Ryan Dixon from Alzheimer’s Society, which included a music therapy session.
Martin Payne said: “It was great to see so many people come down to both sessions our and have an enjoyable time with us.
“The sessions allow people to share their own experiences in a welcoming environment, and I’m delighted that so many participants are coming down.
“I’d also like to thank Amanda and Ryan from Alzheimer’s Society for taking part and providing worthwhile insight and support to participants and their carers.”
Following the end of the sessions, Amanda delivered a presentation on the way dementia and Alzheimer’s can affect people, to BFCitC staff and volunteers.
For more information, please contact M.Payne@burnleyfc.com!