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Extra Time Goes On

Following the postponement of Argyle Community Trust’s Extra Time Hub session staff from the Trust have continued to keep in contact with our members.

Funded with the support of Sport England’s Active Ageing fund from the National Lottery the aim of the EFL Trust’s Extra Time Hub project is simple – to offer those who are retired or semi-retired a space and wider community to improve their physical, mental and social well-being by taking part in regular activities. During this uncertain time it has been vital that contact has been continued to be made with our members who are facing difficulty during this challenging time.

This has been done in a number of different ways including:

  • Regular phone calls
  • Collection and delivery of food and pharmacy prescriptions
  • Packs including staff contact details, home workout routines and mental wellbeing advice
  • Some members receiving iPads to try to keep them better digitally connected during this uncertain time

Argyle Community Trust’s Health and Disability Officer, Emma Potter, said: “I have made sure I have kept in contact with all our Extra Time members by making regular phone calls to check in how they are and if they need anything. The members are doing well in the circumstances but we feel it is important that we keep this going over the next few weeks and months. Some members have been very grateful in receiving iPads from us so they can keep in contact with friends and family members as well as hopefully other members of the Extra Time Hub.”

The Trust has also set up a Facebook page for our Extra Time members, and other over 55 Argyle supporters and members of the community, to help them stay in touch, share stories and take part in various activities. Please search for ‘Argyle Extra Time Hub’ on Facebook if interested in this.

For more information on Extra Time please contact Argyle Community Trust’s Health and Disability Officer Emma Potter by emailing emma.potter@pafc.co.uk.



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