Active Lives Active Minds
Creative and recreational activities that enhance wellbeing
Our mission is to improve the mental and physical wellbeing
of older and disabled people by involving them in
creative and recreational experiences,
encouraging people to live more fulfilling and meaningful lives.
This not-for-profit organisation provides creative activities for people, in their own home, in residential homes or housing units and in the community, making the most of local businesses and places of interest.
Loneliness and boredom are detrimental factors in anyones life but even more so if you are an older or disabled person who may have experienced loss of mobility, confidence and feel disempowered.
Increasing recreational activity can be very beneficial to health, humans thrive on interaction and expression. Our services aim to enable people to express their creativity and personality, learn new skills, explore their talents, meet others, get out and about and make new friends.
Increased physical and mental activity can improve health and also reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, conditions that can lead to vascular dementia, according to an article by Dr Ronald Peterson, for Mayo Clinic. It strengthens bones and reduces stress and may decrease the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Peterson suggests keeping mentally and physically active for 30 to 60 minutes most days of the week keeps learning and reasoning skills sharp and improves other cognitive and physical functions.
This is exactly what Active Lives Active Minds achieves!
We are a Community Interest Company, which means any
profit we make goes straight back into the company,
enabling us to develop more services and create more jobs.
At the moment we operate in Thanet, Kent, and will be
extending our services more widely in the future.
Community Interest Company No: 8425408