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Street dance, beatboxing, yoga and more coming to over 60s in Norfolk

25th June 2018


The Royal Voluntary Service charity has launched a new programme in Norfolk that offers a range of activities for older people. Activities include singing and songwriting, with some slightly unconventional activities to follow which include street dance, body percussion, beatboxing, yoga and smartphone photography.

Royal Voluntary Services first teamed up with Prudential UK to launch the ‘First Time for Everything’ programme back in 2017, and it has been a growing success ever since. The programme looks to give older people the chance to enjoy a new activity in a welcome and social environment, no matter if they are in great physical condition or rely on a stair lift.

The programme came about after a survey carried out in the South East last year found that 62% of over 60s would be keen to try a new activity, however 20% felt there were not enough opportunities to do so. The research also found that 20% of those surveyed would love to get involved in an exercise class, while 15% fancied ballroom dancing and woodwork, 14% said baking and 8% said acting.

"There are significant numbers of older people who are not engaged in social activities and for whom loneliness and inactivity are a real problem.” Says David McCullough, the chief executive of Royal Voluntary Service. “The First Time for Everything campaign aims to improve quality of life for older people by providing a range of stimulating and enjoyable new social activities, delivered by our volunteers and staff within local communities."

If you’re looking to take up a new hobby and would like more inspiration, check out our list of activities for older people.

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