OUT AND ABOUT
We love to go exploring with our members and often visit parks, museums and local attractions. Where we go is up to the group and it’s a great way to get some fresh air, socialise and discover our wonderful city.
Roundhay, Harrogate and Otley are all a short journey away and are popular choices for day trips in the summer.
We also plan bigger trips away to the seaside or theme parks where the group stay for a few days.
Healthy Living – Keep Fit and Diet
As well as doing exercise and playing sports in the parks we run a healthy living session every Friday at 2pm online via our Zoom Room. It’s great fun doing keep fit exercise together and everyone really joins in and has fun. We also talk about diet and healthy approaches to food and understand what a healthy lifetyle is about.
During the summer we visit our allotment at Lady Pitt Lane every Wednesday. We are lucky to be working alongside Lou from Groundworks Yorkshire who helps us look after and grow all our vegetables. After a morning of hard work, digging and weeding we do some relaxing creative crafts in the afternoon.
The gardening group will be having a break over Autumn and Winter and be back in the spring..
Keeping our physical bodies fit and healthy through exercise and diet is important, but some changes we face as we get older can be even more challenging for someone with a learning disability. Susan, our CEO, talks openly about her experiences of going through the menopause in a BBC Breakfast Film to help raise awareness of the issues ….