Would you like to live independently but cut down on the maintenance and housework required to manage your home and garden? A place where you can entertain your friends and family? Where you can socialise and take part in activities? Where you can receive the care and support you need? In a place that is purpose built for people over 55?
Saffron Housing Trust have suitable affordable housing for older people across Norfolk. These Schemes are called Independent Community Living Plus, they are designed specifically for people over 55 years old who require between 4-13 hours of care a week, to live independently in a supportive, vibrant and like-minded community.
Last week, the stars of South Norfolk were invited to a special Community Champions reception, held by Council Chairman Florence Ellis.
Fourteen awards were handed out to individuals who have gone above and beyond to improve the lives of local residents at the event which was held at the Corn Hall in Diss.
Councillor Florence Ellis said: “We wanted to say thank you to these remarkable people who have shown unbelievable kindness and compassion when it has mattered the most. The service they have provided to residents and continue to provide has made a huge difference to the lives of local people and we wanted to recognise and applaud that.”
Certificates were handed to: Park Radio, Robin Stamp, Lorraine Burrell, Liz Brown, Heather Jackson, Cathy Harvey, Pauline Shadbolt, Samantha England, Lizzy Pegg, Michael Harroven, Matt Scade, Ann Gibbins, Jill Casson and Hilary Springett.
South Norfolk Council’s leisure centres are offering free online gym membership until 1 March, allowing members access to more than 30 live streamed classes and more than 60 on demand classes.
By signing up to Your Home Workout, members can try a range of professional classes, from energetic Dance Fit, Body Pump and High Intensity Interval Training to Yoga and Pilates, free of charge, and then for just £10 a month after 1 March.
An online class timetable, for those wanting to join in live, is on the South Norfolk Council website – search ‘Your Home Workout from the homepage to view it and see what you’d like to try.
South Norfolk Council’s Leisure Team have recently launched a brand-new YouTube channel to help residents keep fit and active during lockdown.
The Council’s 3 Leisure Centres in Diss, Wymondham and Long Stratton were forced to close in March, but the team have been busy creating free content to help inspire residents to try new ways of exercising and keep fit at home.
Over the coming weeks, the team will post Pilates, Yoga, HIIT workouts and much more on their South Norfolk Leisure channel.