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Author: Age Cymru
Published on 07 April 2015 10:00 AM

Our LIFT (Low Impact Functional Training) programme is holding a course in Merthyr during April for volunteers to learn new skills to teach others. 

LIFT is designed for people who are 50+ who want to be active in a fun, social environment, improving physical and mental wellbeing.

The leading older people’s charity is offering Merthyr residents the opportunity to learn to teach LIFT sessions, a programme of seated and standing exercises to older people in their community.

Glenn Little, Age Cymru’s Physical Activity Programme Manager says;

“We’re excited to open up this training opportunity to Merthyr residents to learn new skills and teach others LIFT exercises.

“The course is designed to enable volunteers the skills needed to deliver their own LIFT sessions to older people in their local community.

“It’s also a great way to meet new people and learn new skills.”

The course is being held on Wednesday 22, Thursday 23 and Monday 27, Tuesday 28 April 2015 in VAMT, the Voluntary Action Centre, 89 – 90 High Street, Pontmorlais, MerthyrTydfil.

The course will run from 09:30 -16:00 on all 4 days. You must attend all 4 days in order to complete the course. No previous skills or experience necessary just a passion for working with older people

For more information on booking a place on the course or joining a LIFT session in your local area please contact Glenn Little, Physical Activity Programme Manager on 029 2043 1555 or email

For more information: Call Age Cymru Advice: 08000 223 444