Bouncing back from cancer

New local service launched for older women in cancer recovery

Women's exercise (credit Geert Pieters via Unsplash)
Age UK Enfield is hosting exercise sessions for women recovering from cancer (credit Geert Pieters via Unsplash)

Age UK Enfield has launched a new service in the borough for women over 50 who are recovering from cancer treatment.

This Girl Can, which is funded by Sport England, provides a series of exercise sessions with the aim of building self confidence and wellbeing.

Getting back into doing exercise, or starting out with exercise, can be daunting after completing treatment for cancer. You may be nervous about the impact that exercise will have on your post-treatment body, or unsure how hard to push yourself. Our trained staff can advise and put your mind at rest. There are different sessions held each week.

Jo Partridge, co-ordinator of This Girl Can, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for people who are recovering from cancer treatment to come together to sample a range of different exercises. Hopefully they will find one that really fits with them and they will continue beyond the course.

“Exercise is such an important part of recovery, helping with both physical and mental health, strength and flexibility. This Girl Can provides this within a friendly and supportive environment.

“The free exercise book and resistance band we provide is proving popular as it enables women to continue the exercises we cover in their own homes.”

The sessions take place on Thursday afternoons at Southgate Methodist Church, 47 The Bourne, Southgate N14 6RS. Sessions are suitable for all levels. To book your place:
020 8375 412
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