Getting men together to be more active and make friends

Active Men at Elder Tree focuses on supporting and engaging with men who have limited access to social activities, as well as those living with Dementia, Mild Cognitive Impairment and long term conditions.

We identified a real need within our service to provide activities for men who were lonely or socially isolated, and with the support of the People’s Project Lottery Funding, we were able to put this project into action.

We have been able to set up some fantastic sports based social sessions and activities especially for older men. These include walking groups, games and activities groups, brunch clubs, and walking football. The groups balance a mix of sporting activities with social interaction and building friendships between beneficiaries.

The activities take place across the city and they are well attended and built around the men who attend. They aim to reduce the impact of loneliness and social isolation in men, and to expand their social interactions and promote a more active lifestyle. The men that come have great fun:

I really enjoy the group. I was concerned about the time I would have to spend alone at home. I found out about the Active Men group and have been attending regularly. This makes a real difference to me. It gives me something to look forward to. I have made friends and as well as playing games we have a chat and a cup of tea. I feel happier when I get home.
                  -Regular Active Men attendee.

Simple steps to join Active Men

1

Complete our referral form here

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Our Active Men coordinator will be in touch 

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Attend the group that's best for you