Love to Move

The Love to Move programme is an age and dementia friendly seated gymnastics exercise programme. It helps improve balance and improve the cognitive function. Some of our very own Care Professionals, run the Love to Move sessions every Wednesday, from 2pm - 4pm. These take place in the Anchorage Centre in Tavistock.

The benefits

Almost every part of Love to Move is based on bilaterally asymmetrical movement patterns. This is understood to benefit older people and those with dementia and mild cognitive impairment, by enabling the left side and right side of the brain to process information independently; thus improving cognitive function, coordination and the ability to carry out activities of daily living more independently.

Above all, the programme is fun! One of our participants has said that it brings her; “One hour of wonderfulness each week!”


I just love seeing all the wonderful people who come to the sessions enjoy it and improve each week. It’s the best feeling.”

Poppy, our Care Professional who leads the Tavistock Love to Move sessions.


“The Programme has a demonstrable benefit in the physical, emotional and cognitive aspects of older people and those older people having mild to advanced forms of dementia appear to benefit the most.”

Research conducted by Age UK, June 2016.









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