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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-05841

Neilston Development Trust Support for Older Residents

Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Supported by: Karen Adam, Jackie Baillie, Jeremy Balfour, Neil Bibby, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Stephanie Callaghan, Jackson Carlaw, Foysol Choudhury, Sharon Dowey, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Pam Gosal, Ross Greer, Bill Kidd, Stuart McMillan, Colin Smyth, Collette Stevenson, Paul Sweeney, Mercedes Villalba, Martin Whitfield

That the Parliament commends Neilston Development Trust, in East Renfrewshire, for encouraging and supporting older residents and individuals affected by long-term chronic conditions to take part in regular and simple physical activities and exercise; highlights that Neilston Development Trust offers expert-led strength and balance sessions to help members of the local community gain strength, improve balance and flexibility and increase confidence in movement in a safe and social environment; understands that these sessions are followed by short, fun and accessible health walks to increase walkers’ mobility; recognises that these activities have helped local residents stay physically active and independent despite suffering from various health conditions; believes that physical exercise benefits the participants’ physical health and brings positive impact to their mental and social wellbeing; notes that the group received support and funding from Scotland’s walking charity, Paths for All, and wishes Neilston Development Trust continued success in supporting older people and individuals who are managing long-term conditions to stay active.