Sixteen new sites across Leeds are to be part of a new Bat and Chat project which is being delivered in partnership with the council’s Sport and Active Lifestyles and Public Health departments. Community settings including libraries, church halls and multi-faith centres will receive new Table Tennis tables and Instant Ping sets to deliver regular sessions aimed at engaging older adults as part of the ‘Live well, live longer – Changing lives in Leeds’ campaign. The project will have an official launch at the Active Ageing Expo Event at West Yorkshire Playhouse on 23rd June where Table Tennis will be a demonstration activity. Attendees at this event will also be able to watch the inspirational ‘Never too Old for Gold- Ping Pong’film. As part of the new initiative, over ¬†twenty new Bat and Chat Activators received training at Armley Leisure Centre last week to enable them to run fun sessions that cater for adults with varying mobility issues.

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