Welcome to Be Well, an innovative and energetic group of social enterprises which is trying to change the world – or at least that bit of it around Glossop. We believe that a little bit of social and physical activity does you good and we work with GP surgeries, schools, local sports clubs and community groups to find ways to help people break the habits of inactivity, isolation and loneliness.
Our Social Club meets every Tuesday from 1pm at Pure Vibes – formerly Whitfield Community Centre – on Ebenezer Street and will get you out of your armchair and into the company of like-minded men. It will be genuinely good for what ails you!
Our revamped Stroll and Natter programme has four walks each week categorised by the Walks for Health scheme as Very Easy. Using only trained walk leaders we try to establish friendly supportive groups of walkers who value the opportunity to get out, join in and exercise and are always pleased to welcome new faces.
Our Seated Movement to Music is a fantastic way to have a boogie and sing song with complete low impact. With plenty of laughs and with many customers stating how much better they feel afterwards our Seated Movement to Music is a fantastic activity for those daily aches and pains.
Everyone likes a sing-song and we know that singing together is great for your wellbeing so, working in partnership with Stonewater Ltd and the residents of Cornmill House on King Edward Avenue, we are offering everybody the chance to blow the cobwebs away with a “right good sing” with our Singing for Fun Session. And if you can’t sing for toffee, you’ll fit right in, nor can most of the regulars.
Inspired by seeing older men enjoying Walking Football our ladies asked us to sort out some Walking Netball for them and we were happy to oblige. We now have a thriving group who are keen to welcome new women who want a little gentle exercise and a lot of fun and laughter.
With these sessions you get what it says on the tin, football with all the dashing about taken out. While our sessions mainly attract men of a certain age they are open to anyone who wants to try the fastest growing form of football in the UK. All you need is loose clothing, a pair of trainers and a sense of humour.
Every month we hold a Quiz with our very good friend Sarah Mitchell asking the questions. The Quiz helps raise funds to keep our weekly programme going but really its about people from all walks of life coming together and sharing an evening of laughter and a little – but just a little – intellectual rigour.