TENANTS in sheltered housing schemes in Combe St Nicholas, Tatworth and Winsham are set to get active with brand new boccia equipment provided by South Somerset District Council’s healthy lifestyles team.
Boccia is a target sport similar to bowls which is suitable for all abilities and, judging from the reaction of residents of Kents Lane sheltered housing scheme in Tatworth, it is going to be a huge hit.
Charlie Coward, healthy lifestyles officer at the district council, said: “Boccia is part of our active ageing programme. One element of the programme involves providing various pieces of adapted sports and physical activity equipment for use amongst the older population. So far we have offered boccia, ping, which is a portable table tennis set, pedometers and routes for walking and cycling.