"Would like to do more exercise"
About: Ayrshire Central Hospital / Douglas Grant Rehabilitation Centre Ayrshire Central Hospital Douglas Grant Rehabilitation Centre KA12 8SS Castleview Day Care Castleview Day Care Ardrossan KA22 8ET
Posted by keepfit (as ),
I can’t get out of my house unless someone helps me. I have nerve damage in one arm and don’t have the strength to lift my walking frame over the door. I get out to RVS lunch clubs twice a week and Castleview day centre once each week. I like getting a home cooked meal.
RVS is £4. 50 each day including transport, I’m going to see about going one more day. The food is made on the premises which is good; at Castleview you don’t always get what you expect.
I like the company at Castleview, if I wasn’t coming I would be at home watching TV. It can get monotonous at times, a lot of people have physical limitations so the activities we can do is limited. They are also short staffed at the moment so can only do one activity at a time instead of two.
I would like to be able to do more exercise. I used to go to Invigor8 exercise class at Auchenharvie, it was a good solid hour of exercise, it was great. I haven’t been able to go since my husband died as I don’t have transport.
I also went to the falls program at the Douglas Grant centre last year. It was a whole day of activity, it was very helpful. I would jump at the chance to go back there. It is supposed to be a 6 week program but I went for 12 or 13 weeks as they didn’t want to discharge me until something else was set up. Castleview day centre has replaced this but only 10 minutes of exercise here barely counts as exercise. I feel my legs are weakening without exercise.
I would also really like to be able to go for a walk.
There are exercise classes I could go to in the community but transport is a problem. I have tried My Bus but they will not lift my walker down the 3 stairs outside my house.