Parkside gets active with new schedule of activities

Residents of Sahara Parkside are being offered new ways to get fit and active, with the launch of new classes and opportunities at the home.

From 23 May, service users will be offered the opportunity to take part in weekly chair-based exercise classes in Parkside’s activity room.

Staff hope that if these prove to be popular and successful the home could start a weekly dance exercise and a non-contact boxing class.

The home has also been approached by the ELF project, which is funded by Barking and Dagenham Council, to come up with new services for the local community.

In response, it is currently hoping to trial movie and bingo nights for residents in the hopes that the ELF project will open up the events to members of the local learning disabled community.

Emma Bugby, Service Manager at Sahara Parkside, said: “If it proves successful we would like to hold some of the ELF project sessions here as well, such as healthy eating and cooking courses and exercise classes.

“We are very keen to ensure that our residents remain healthy, keep fit and learn new skills that enrich their lives.”