Our Best Years

Hull FC Community Foundation is pleased to launch a new project focused on bringing the club’s older fans together to celebrate everything Hull FC. Developed in partnership with Age UK Hull and Pickering and Ferens forming part of the Foundation’s ‘Teaming Up for Health’ partnership, ‘Our Best Years’ will offer inclusive opportunities for fans to meet new people, make friends, and participate in activities which promote health and social outcomes. Sessions will also aim to increase your physical activity with a mixture of chair exercises, Thai chi, walks around West Park and other active games to get you moving.

Launching the project, Maisie Malton, the Foundation’s health and wellbeing manager said, ‘With the Covid-19 pandemic, we recognise that rates of loneliness and isolation have increased significantly amongst older people in our community. Having supported a high number through our response activities such as ‘Tackle It’, we have been able to learn what challenges older people are facing and what activities they would like to access. In presenting ‘Our Best Years’, we have shaped a project that offers inclusive physical activity and social development opportunities such as arts & crafts, music, poetry reading, bingo, quizzes and reminiscence with ex-players. Information and advice are also available, we are here to support your needs’.

Kellyjo Fletcher, Charity Activities Co-ordinator for Age UK Hull says, “This is a great way to reduce loneliness and social isolation amongst the older people in Hull and we are grateful for the opportunity to work with the foundation to make this happen. These sessions will form part of our proposal to improve wellbeing for older people across the city.”

There will be 4 weekly sessions running in different areas of Hull:

  • Wednesday, 1pm-3pm Ada Holmes Circle
  • Fridays, 10.30am-12.30pm, Hull FC Training Ground, 79 County Road North, Hull, HU5 4HN (free lunch included)

For more information, please email health@hullfc.com or call 01482 327200.

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