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Local elderly residents in need of a small bike shed and indoor exercise bike

Bankside and You Opportunity
Can you help these energetic elderly residents?
Park Street
SE1

Lucy Brown House is a Sheltered Housing Unit with forty Southwark Council tenants living in their own flats, aged between 60 and 96. They have various levels of independence and mobility.

An interest in keeping fit and active by means of cycling has been demonstrated with two residents currently cycling and others having expressed an interest in rides along the river but storage of bikes inside the flats is an issue because of the limited space.

The tenants are very interested in getting a small bike shed for the communal garden, so that they can store their bikes without having to keep them in their flats.

The tenants also have an old exercise bike in the lounge and four other residents use this equipment regularly. However the exercise bike is, by design, not suitable for the majority of the residents. There are better, more modern models on the market which allow the person to effectively lie down whilst cycling, which prevents the danger of falling off.

Keeping people active, particularly in winter, would benefit the residents’ health. In turn this saves resources in terms of visits to the GP.

If you or your company are able to support these elderly residents with any of their requests do please sak [at] betterbankside.co.uk (subject: Support%20Lucy%20Brown%20House%20elderly%20residents) (get in touch) to find out more.

Jan 26 2016