New kurling club for older people coming to Strouden Park

Local older people’s charity Brendoncare is to open a new indoor kurling club for older people in Strouden Park, Bournemouth.

Based on the sport of ice curling, the game is played on a hard floor with red and blue stones that run on ball-bearings. It offers gentle exercise and lots of fun, and can also be quite competitive as players try to knock each other’s stones off the target!

Brendoncare runs more than 85 social and friendship clubs across Dorset and Hampshire, offering older people a place to meet new friends and enjoy a range of different activities. Kurling has proved extremely popular in the charity’s clubs, and there are now over 12 clubs dedicated to the indoor game.

Research has shown that regular gentle exercise in later years can be beneficial to posture, mobility, joint movement and balance. Brendoncare’s Head of Clubs, Mr. Edwin Ingleton, says “Kurling is great, because it can be played indoors, so it doesn’t matter what the weather is like outside. It’s competitive, fun and involves moderate exercise. We know from experience that people live happier and more fulfilled lives if they are able to enjoy the companionship of like-minded people, stay mentally and physically active, and mix with friends, so we hope lots of people from Strouden Park and the local area will come along and join in.”

The new club launches on 19 April and will meet every Tuesday from 1.30pm to 3pm at Strouden Park Community Centre, 31 Vanguard Road, Strouden, Bournemouth, BH8 9NU. Anyone interested in finding out more about the club or about kurling can telephone Brendoncare’s Poole office on 01202 722211 or email clubs@brendoncare.org.uk.

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Strouden Park, Bournemouth Kurling Club
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