Cambridgeshire Libraries have joined up to the Ping Pong Care Campaign 2013 to help older people to get active in a fun way.
Chatteris and March libraries will be holding screenings of the inspirational film “Ping Pong” about a group of octogenarians who take part in the over 80’s World Table Tennis Championships in Inner Mongolia. There will also be a table set up so that people can have a little try of table tennis after the screening.
Cambridgeshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Learning, Councillor David Harty said: “The film really is an inspiration for how more active lifestyles can be possible in later life. Ping Pong could become an activity that enables older people to stay active and healthy whilst having fun at the same time. We hope these short taster sessions will prove popular and we could look to run volunteer ping pong sessions in the future.”
On the day, information will also be available in the library on local clubs and leisure centres.
The screenings and taster sessions will run on the following:
Chatteris – 23 October, 10.30am-12.30pm
March – 16 October, 10.30am-12.30pm