EGG-STRA TIME HUB
A feel-good story for a Friday afternoon! As we continue to support our Extra Time Hub members during lockdown - check out the egg-cellent efforts in the recent Easter contest! Our Extra Time Hubs are part of a national social movement of people in their retirement years where people meet weekly to socialise and do things they enjoy. The latest ‘safe at home’ activity came in the form of a Easter Egg decorating contest – and we weren’t disappointed! Members were encouraged to decorate an egg and share pictures of their entries with our egg-spert panel. Mary Egglestone’s matchday penguin won over the hearts of our judges, with his story on how he was trying to get to see his beloved Sunderland AFC in action! See a full gallery on the Foundation of Light’s official Facebook page. The Extra Time Hub harnesses the power of a football club in the local community to bring older people together to combat loneliness and inactivity. Studies show that 42% of those over the age of 55 are inactive. EFL Trust’s own research revealed many people would like the opportunity to meet peers to feel less isolated, live well and do things they enjoy. The Extra Time Hubs harness the unique assets of the EFL Club Community Organisations (CCOs) network to bring older people together and give them the opportunity to meet new friends. Members are able to shape the range of activities of offer which benefit their physical, social and emotional health. Activities vary from quizzes to arts and crafts, gardening to yoga. Every week there’s something else to try.