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Bolder not Older is a free dance programme for older adults aged 65+ in sheltered accommodation, care homes and health and wellbeing centres. Bolder not Older responds to the need to tackle loneliness, social and economic isolation and improve health and wellbeing of older people 65+ in West London. Our classes improve mobility, posture, balance and coordination and are for seated and standing participants.  Bolder not Older was launched in 2015 in response to a survey we produced in partnership with arts, health and wellbeing teams in Hammersmith & Fulham. Bolder not Older is an inclusive programme that offers classes for active and  vulnerable adults with long term health conditions, disabilities and limited mobility. Our youngest participant is 65 and our oldest dancer is 98 years old. 

Makes us feel more alive! - Frank

We always have a laugh, you need it when you are on your own. -Joyce

The dancing, music and people are wonderful. - Jenny

It is very helpful for my knees and helped improve my arm movements a lot. - Sybil

I really enjoy the classes, it’s something I look forward to. -Erma

I have lost over a stone since Christmas and I kept it off. I also seem to be walking taller/more straight. - Sandra

I am talking to people I wasn't talking to before. - Jill

The staff are good, we have a laugh. I’ve met a lot of people here who I get on with - my dancing buddy. If I didn’t like it, you wouldn’t see me here. - Mary

Bolder not Older Classes

We deliver three classes a week in Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea, for both seated and standing participants. Below is our public programme. No booking is required but further information is available at projects@dancewest.co.uk

Spring Term 2019

1. Bolder not Older with Age UK Hammersmith and Fulham

When: Wednesdays 11am-12pm

Where: Age UK Hammersmith, 105 Greyhound Road, London W6 8NJ

Type of Class: seated

Dates: January 23, 30

February 6, 13, 27

March 6, 13, 20, 27

April 3

2. Bolder not Older with Open Age Kensington and Chelsea

When: Wednesdays 2-3pm

Where: 2nd Half Centre, St. Charles Health Centre, Exmoor Street, London W10 6DZ

Type of Class: standing

Dates: January 23, 30

February 6, 13, 20, 27

March: 6, 13, 20, 27

April 3

3. Bolder not Older with Peabody London
When: Thursdays 11am-12pm

Where: Peabody Estate Tenants Hall, Fulham Palace Road, London W6 9QA

Type of Class: seated

Dates: January 24, 31

February 7, 14, 28

March 7, 13, 21, 28

April 4


4. Bolder not Older with Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

When: Fridays 10.30-11.30am

Where: Nursery Lane, Highlever Road, London W10 6QD

Type of Class: seated

Dates:

January 25

February 1, 8, 15

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

April 5

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