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SALTO Gymnastics Club

• SALTO Gymnastics Club facilitates the opportunity for all ages and abilities to train with high quality coaching in a fun and safe environment • To develop gymnasts emotionally, physiologically and technically at both recreational and competitive levels and to maintain the standard of quality programs that promote equality. We operate on a not-for-profit basis under a charity constitution. This means that funds received are used entirely for the benefit of the club and its members. We deliver our training to children and young people in furtherance of our charitable objects. Our Objectives are: • To educate everyone who comes to Salto on the importance of exercise and fitness for their future health and wellbeing. • To help each member become the best that they can be and thereby enhancing their self-esteem.

15 September 2017
East of England
Local Alliances:
Luton Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

SALTO Gymnastics Club believe we can influence in the local community so that people affected by dementia can feel they have a sense of belonging and of being a valued part of family, community and civic life

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

Although we know that dementia can strike ate any time and to anyone, many of us are at a point where our parents and in laws are in their late 60s – 80s.  Even though there may be no sign of such illness or family history of dementia but statistically we are aware of the possibility.  Seeking support from Luton DAA or similar organisations would be a logical step as well as learning about Dementia will prepare the way in case of need and support us in developing tolerance and inclusion in our local communities.

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2. Actions

  • Raise awareness of dementia through hosting a Dementia Friends Information Session

    Host and promote both internally and externally a Dementia Friends Information Session before the end of 2017

  • Connecting with the “Love to Move” program

    Keep connected to the British Gymnastics Foundation “Love to Move” program to seek opportunities to roll this out in Luton.

    Love to Move is specially designed to get older people moving and functioning better. The programme achieves this by carefully integrating the use of gymnastic foundation skills, cognitive stimulation therapy and social interaction activities. Almost every part of Love to Move is based on bilaterally asymmetrical movement patterns. This is understood to benefit older people and those with dementia and mild cognitive impairment, by enabling the left side and right side of the brain to process information independently; thus improving cognitive function, coordination and the ability to carry out activities of daily living more independently.
    Above all, the programme is fun! One of our participants has said that it brings her;
    “One hour of wonderfulness each week!”

  • Local promotion of opportunities arising from “Love to Move”

    Keep connected to the “Love to Move” program and seek to use any opportunities to promote local openings to work on this in Luton.