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It’s known that engaging in exercise, creative or social pursuits has a positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing.
For this reason, NHS and Local Authorities occasionally offer these activities through ‘Social Prescriptions’, such as gym membership or ‘Arts on prescription’.
Even where formal ‘Social Prescriptions’ aren’t available, there are usually a wide range of activities on offer in local communities with a number of them funded by either Local Authorities, charities or voluntary organisations.
These may include: walking groups, dance classes, knitting, fishing, cookery and many more.
Teignbridge Walk This Way is part of Walking for Health in Devon.
The walks are led by trained, friendly, volunteer walk leaders who will be sure to give you a warm welcome. If you are a new walker, please arrive 10 minutes before the start time to complete a simple registration form.a
All walks are free, all you need are comfortable shoes, loose fitting clothing and waterproofs if wet. And do bring some money if you wish to stop for refreshments afterwards.
Walking is the lowest risk of all physical activities, yet produces massive benefits to physical fitness and mental wellbeing. It is a great way to explore your local area, make new friends and learn more about your immediate community.
Everyone is welcome, whether you just want to find out more about us, attend one of our events, or become a volunteer. We are also happy to host groups and organisations for various activities.
We are a flourishing and friendly group, with no age limits, and many of our members are senior citizens.
Each week we have up to six walks, of anything from two to twelve miles, spread over four or five days of the week. A typical walk might see 10 to 30 people turn up, depending on the weather.
Space (formerly the Devon Youth Service) has 8 youth centres which are buildings for young people to meet, develop skills, try new things and belong.
We are here as a space for you to be safe, have fun, meet new people and get information and support on things you might be struggling with – or with things you just want to know more about.
Our main room has pool tables, dance machine and air hockey, all free to use! We also have a dance hall with DJ booth and music rooms – where you can record & make music, practice on our instruments/ learn to DJ. Our kitchen is fully equipped for you to learn new skills or just practice becoming the next best chef!
Art Raft for Health is an arts-based project to help local older people who are living with dementia or social isolation.
You will be very welcome to join us at Newton Abbot Flower Club either as a member or a visitor. We meet on the 4th Monday of the month at 6.45pm for 7.30pm. No meeting in August or December.
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If you do need to attend the emergency department at Torbay Hospital please read this leaflet.