AGE IS JUST A NUMBER
BBC Radio Tees reporter Amy Oakden today joined members of Age UK for an exhilarating power boat trip on the River Tees. Amy has been running a series of features on social isolation amongst senior citizens and discovering what is available to combat this problem across the Tees Valley, today seeing what is on offer at Tees Barrage International White Water Centre (TBIWWC).
She was joined by Age UK members Janet Campbell and Paul Vikebo, alongside Age UK Information Advice Manager Louise Wheatley, where they were treated to a trip starting from TBIWWC to take in a few sights on the River Tees including the iconic Infinity Bridge.
The trip was organised by Age UK, which runs in accordance with Club 55, a scheme which delivers free activities for individuals aged 55+. Managed by Tees Active primarily at their Thornaby Pavilion site, the scheme delivers activities such as indoor bowls and Tai Chi and has grown in popularity over the past 12 months, thanks in part due to the water sport activates offered at TBIWWC and trips to the £1 million Air Trail high ropes course.
Chris Gibbens, Manager at Tees Barrage International White Water Centre, said “We have a number of activities available at the centre which are ideal for all ages and today’s activity alongside several sessions we have delivered previously on Air trail and kayaking sessions on the water prove that age is just a number.”
See more photos on the TBIWWC Facebook page.
For further information on activities available at Tees Barrage International White Water Centre call (o1642) 678000.
For Further information on Club 55 contact Thornaby Pavilion on (01642) 760971.