Local people get ‘happy and active’

Seated GroupAn event this month to encourage older people in Knowle West to become more active and involved in their community attracted people from across the area.

‘Happy and Active in Knowle West’ was organised by Knowle West Health Park Association and Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC). It was one of 200 events across the city for the Celebrating Age Festival which ran until October 11.

Around 70 people came to Knowle West Health Park to find out more about what was on offer in the area – from dance classes, art and armchair exercise to cookery, acupuncture and digital skills.

They also had a chance to talk to stallholders from local groups and organisations including Filwood Chase History Society, U3A and Volunteer Bristol.

Attendees were also treated to a breadmaking workshop, a local film and free afternoon tea. Transport was provided to ensure the event was accessible to all.

Pensioner Brenda Dix came with a group from St Barnabas Close Sheltered Housing. She said of the event: “I liked all of it, it was lovely. Especially the acupuncture.”