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Darlington Age UK joins research project
4:32pm Wednesday 5th September 2012 in News
AGE UK Darlington is joining a national project researching the benefits enjoyed by elderly people who join clubs.
The year-long Lottery funded project will add to the charity’s successful Fit as a Fiddle scheme which has run for five years in Darlington and seen over 3,000 people take part in fitness activities and health events.
Now the project will work with local GPs, health professionals and other agencies to look into the benefits experienced by people who are over 50 taking part in sociable activities.
Gillian Peel, chief executive of Age UK Darlington, said: “We have observed that most conditions will benefit from joining in with either physical activities or other activities such as art classes and this project will hopefully provide some concrete evidence.”
Those taking part in the research will be asked to complete three questionnaires throughout the duration of the project and anyone interested in getting involved can contact project organiser Gill Watson on 01325 362832.