How we do it

Our approach is simple….

We deliver person-centred golf sessions that stimulate the mind, body & soul of older people looking to improve their health & wellbeing.

We put the customer in charge of where the journey begins, where they want it to take them, and how it ends. Obviously we guide and encourage where necessary as we’re passionate about making sure that golf sessions become a regular feature in their lives.

To us it’s important that the golf sessions become part of their weekly routine – something to look forward to – as well as giving their primary carers the chance to plan regular breaks.

From arrival until departure we treat them with the dignity, respect and compassion they deserve.

During each session people receive two hours of moderate physical exercise, learn new skills and techniques, socialise with new friends, improve their self-esteem and get the chance to chat about their favourite topics.

Every customer enjoys 7000 steps, makes 300 decisions, learns 3 new skills, meets 4 new people and has at least 30 conversations every time they join us. Their carers receive 3 hours of priceless respite too..

They leave each session with positive memories about their day out – memories that are often discussed with family & friends when they get home. Here’s an example…

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In our first year we’ve developed golf sessions that have improved the health & wellbeing of people with dementia and Parkinson’s – two groups that are not normally considered as potential golfers.

The combination of physical exercise, mental stimulation and social interaction is proving to be a powerful & meaningful therapy for our ageing population.

In 2017 we will look to extend the service to more clubs and design new golf sessions that address other chronic illnesses facing older people.

It promises to be an exciting, rewarding and inspirational year ahead…….

TM

 

 

 

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