Videos to enjoy or share with your loved ones

Try a new recipe, stay active or take up a new hobby with our new DIY-style videos. We’ve created a selection of short films, covering arts and crafts, cooking and exercise.

We’ve created a new selection of ‘how to’ films. They include cooking, arts and crafts, and chair based exercise.

The films are the brainchild of Lesley Tyrer, our Older Person’s Activities Co-ordinator. Because of the pandemic, Lesley hasn’t been able to run the usual activities and social events in our sheltered and extra care schemes. We know that many tenants have missed them and many more of us can relate to seeking new ways to keep our minds and bodies active, and safely, during this time.

Lesley’s filmed demonstrations help to fill a gap until it’s safe for us to run in-scheme activities again, and by sharing them more widely we hope they might support more people and inspire new hobbies.

A special thanks to Christine Baldwin, Community Champion at Asda and Niall Bradley, Strength and Balance Lead at Age UK Bolton, for helping us put these films together.

You can check them out here.

Please share with someone you know who might benefit from watching them. Thank you.

'How to' films

Chair-based exercises with Niall!

Crafts with Christine!

Slow-cooked spring chicken with Lesley!

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