Caron Keating Foundation funds physical activity programme in Ballymoney

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Following on from the success of the rehabilitative physical activity pilot programme for women recovering from breast cancer, the Northern Trust is pleased to announce that they have received funding from the Caron Keating Foundation to run six new activity programmes per year.

The programme concentrates on aspects of physical activity for women recovering from a breast cancer diagnosis in the Northern Trust area. They will be held in the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre in Ballymoney and Six Mile Leisure Centre in Ballyclare.

The fitness instructors in each venue will provide instruction on various forms of exercise, including low impact aerobics, yoga, pilates, dance, swimming and gentle gym work. Each session is concluded with informal talks on topics such as lymphoedema, cancer information sources, swimwear and prosthetic advice.

Elaine Heaney Breast Care Nurse Specialist, Antrim Area Hospital said:: “The participants from the pilot found that they enjoyed the opportunity to try a variety of activities in a non-threatening environment, making new friends and sharing similar experiences and enjoying that all important, cup of tea and a chat”

If anyone is interested in attending either programme or for further details please contact Elaine Heaney Breast Care Nurse Specialist, Antrim Hospital, telephone number 028 94424874