Weʼve raised £0 to To deliver Agelessgolf sessions to a generation of elderly people who have been blighted by dementia/Alzheimer and other aliments.
- Closed on Friday, 20th September 2019
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In the beginning....
My name is Nicholas Sharratt and in 2006 I set up Agelessgolf. It was born out of the frustration of seeing lots of sport funding being pumped into junior golf. Whilst that is a worthy cause there is a generation of adults who have been forgotten when it comes to active sport.
Since 2006 the business has been a success and many of the large companies book the activity. For example BUPA, Signature and many more. But their are day centres, council run homes and very small independent homes that have no activity budget or if they do it is a small amount that needs to go a long way to helping the residents improve their daily lives.
What is Agelessgolf?
All levels of disability can be in involved in the activity and this includes wheel chair bound residents and those with Dementia, Alzheimer's and those who have poor eye sight and our oldest competitor has been 106. The client uses safe clubs and aims at a large target. Each part of the target is a score and the homes compete against each in a monthly league. In essence this is fun with the business mission statement of
"Participation not Observation"
The benefits to the residents of participating of Agelessgolf are:
• Everyone can participate.
• Encourages Exercise and Mobility for the Resident.
• Ageless Golf creates Team Spirit and Resident interaction.
• Ageless Golf can be played indoors or outdoors.
• Ageless Golf can be played in any room size.
• No limit to how many residents play.
• Team Prizes and Individual Prizes.
Agelessgolf is a fun game and fun games have shown to boost energy, improve sense of wellbeing, stimulate imagination, and break down barriers and improve relationships with others.
What is the funding for?
We currently visit 40 homes a month and most homes prefer a monthly visit some do us weekly but that is the exception rather than the rule. Whilst Agelessgolf has been a successful business there are many care homes, day centres, charities that would love their residents to enjoy this activity. These organisation's are the ones with limited activity funding or have no funding at all. The funding would be used to deliver Agelessgolf into these homes. This will go some way to breaking their routine and it is often the case the residents look forward to the session.
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