EAST London Vision has been involved in a pilot project to help older people get active.

The local sight loss charity ran one of 16 pilot projects taking place as part of Get Moving – a project funded by the London Mayor’s office to help older adults be more active.

East London Vision (ELVis) ran sports sessions, including yoga, gentle chair based exercise, park walks and dance, over eight weeks for its members after it received a grant from Get Moving.

ELVis Activities Co-ordinator Bhavini Makwana, who attended each session, said it had been a successful program with great benefits including promoting health, fitness, wellbeing and social inclusion.

“The sessions went well and were thoroughly loved by all who attended,” Bhavini said.

“Great friends were made and new exercise routines were introduced to those who had thought some of these activities could not have been adapted for vision impaired people.”

Bhavini said participants had taken some exercises away with them and incorporated them into their daily lives.

For more information on Get Moving, visit the London City Hall website.