Enfield Caribbean Association organised fun-filled, exercise classes in the Park for the African Caribbean elders in the community. Eventually, we brought our exercise for elders in-doors. Our last exercise class at our Luncheon Club was on Friday 23 October.
The Luncheon Club has a new venue, Green Towers Community Centre at Edmonton Green. But what's on offer is just as good. A friendly and welcoming atmosphere, a hot two course Caribbean meal, refreshments, lots of conversation, friendship, friends and now a gentle exercise routine.
The last exercise in the park session was held at Pymmes Park, Edmonton from 10.15am on Friday 18 September.
It was an excellent session with warm sunshine and good attendance. There were 6 elders, including one new elder who plans to come to our next session.
ECA organised its first fun, organised an exercise class in Broomfield Park for the African Caribbean elders in the community on 24 July. The elders, who normally attend the Caribbean Luncheon club every Friday at Trinity at Bowes Church, have missed each other during this lengthy period of lockdown.
After three and a half lonely months of shielding the elders were brought together to enjoy exercise, have fun and socialise with their friends ensuring social distancing.
Weather permitting, ECA has organised regular exercises in the park every Friday switching each week from Pymmes Park in Edmonton and Broomsfield Park in Palmers Green.
We were delighted that Jackie Dyer, a local Zumba tutor volunteered to run the session. The ECA volunteers who joined in the session, supplied the chairs and the masks, which enabled the elders to participate safely. It was a fun morning. The elders welcomed the opportunity and requested regular sessions until we can return to our luncheon club.
The exercise sessions were age appropriate, an hour long and met the needs of all abilities and will comprise of seated exercises, chairs are supplied by the ECA trustees and volunteers.
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