Somerset Cricket Foundation are working alongside the Sporting Memories Foundation to launch a new programme, where we aim to bring people of retirement age together to do things that they enjoy.
The initiative is open to MEN only aged 50 and over, but is primarily designed to support those living with early one set dementia, depression and loneliness – and their families – and those wishing to talk about sport with like-minded people.
Sporting Memories specifically aims to help people reminisce about previous memories, experiences or moments in their lives through the power of sport. Sports memorabilia, past sporting events, physical activities, quizzes and guest speakers are used to create discussions around sporting events and memories.
Sessions are held every Tuesday morning, from 10.30am until 12:00pm, at Uphill Castle Cricket Club. Sessions are free with a complementary tea/coffee, biscuit and some friendly daces. Sessions will launch on Tuesday 13th June.
The match day programme for each session will follow this format:
10.30am KICK OFF
10.30am – 11.15am – Sports Talk
11.15 – 11.30 – HALF TIME
11.30 – 12pm – SPORTING GAME