Through the people of Ping!, we regularly hear how table tennis has a powerful impact on lives and communities.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Ping! and to celebrate our decade, we’re releasing a series of short films telling the stories of some of the inspirational projects and people.
At Seacroft Grange Care Village, Ping! is lifting spirits and creating friendships.
Seacroft Grange cares for people living with physical disabilities, brain injuries and dementia; ‘Ping Pong Pete’ visits the residents weekly to deliver fully inclusive, adapted ping pong activities.
Not only do the residents enjoy the challenge of learning a new skill and getting a bit more active; the sessions have proven to be invaluable in reducing isolation, building friendships and have even created some friendly competition!
Watch the full version of the film below.
36% of people aged 55 and over are currently inactive
Regular activity can lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, some cancers, depression and dementia
Moving more helps your thinking skills
Being active can lessen aches and pains, help you stay steady on your feet and boost your mood
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