Who we help

We help our ageing population discover how their local golf club can become an integral part of their life. We help them keep physically active, mentally stimulated and socially engaged.

Our pilot projects have proved what a positive impact golf can have on people living with dementia & Parkinson’s disease. They have also proved that it’s never too late to start playing golf – no matter what physical or mental challenges you face in later life.

So far we’ve concentrated on designing & delivering golf sessions for  people with dementia & Parkinson’s disease. The next step is to develop and test golf sessions for the other chronic illnesses facing our ageing population.

Tackling obesity, loneliness, stroke, diabetes, rehabilitation, mental health and heart disease in later life is where we will concentrate our efforts.

As well as helping people keep physically fit, mentally stimulated and social active – we’ve provided their primary carers with respite, allowing them to recharge their batteries and catch up with their own lives.

The golf sessions have helped the wider community too by…

  • Providing a new primary care service
  • Recruiting new volunteers
  • Raising awareness about dementia & Parkinson’s disease
  • Creating “age-friendly” golf clubs
  • Raising the profile of golf as a leisure activity

We help so many people in so many ways – and that’s exactly why it’s such rewarding work.

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