Lancashire Memories

At today’s POPPIES group we enjoyed reminiscing with Jimmy O’Donnell. We had many laughs and tears as we remembered the good old days. Jimmy brought with him many props stirring memories of our childhoods. Memories are so important and precious and stir different feelings and emotions. Our brains are a muscle and it’s good to… Continue reading Lancashire Memories

Never too old for a kick about

At MATIES, our new men’s group aimed at men living on their own, we have been playing Walking Football. This photo, although not very a good one, shows 89 year old Alan just before scoring a goal.

Seated Pilates with Oliver

Seated Pilates has become widely popular with older adults, offering an effective exercise program without the stress on the body often found in other fitness activities. Pilates focuses on control and stability, which is crucial for the older adult to keep joints stable and mobile whilst improving body awareness. Pilates programmes also develop muscular strength,endurance,… Continue reading Seated Pilates with Oliver


Today, we spent an hour at Ansdell Library leading a Sing-a-long for the brain. Although, only a small number turned up, we were in competition with BBC’S Antiques Roadshow, we had fun and felt better after a good sing, and a few exercises.

Happy 107th Birthday Martha

Martha, all your friends at POPPIES (Promoting Older Persons Pastimes Interests Exercise and Social)wish you a very happy birthday. Whether you are 55 or 107, everyone is welcome to POPPIES or CAMEO Luncheon Club Here we are having an early celebration. ¬†The birthday girl is bottom right. ¬†Doesn’t she look wonderful?