OLDER people are being invited to a free afternoon of relaxation.

As part of First Time for Everything, a national programme designed by Royal Voluntary Service and Prudential to give older people an opportunity to try something new in their local community, older people in the Tyne Valley are encouraged to attend a Hatha yoga and meditation session at Acomb Village Hall tomorrow.

The class, entitled Breathing Space, will be run by Kelly Norman, of Stocksfield-based business Wellness Therapeutics.

Kelly said: “I believe there is no separation between mind and body so it makes sense to work with both in one synergistic class.

“It’s a great way to loosen up the body to start with and then enables you to totally relax mind and body in the latter part of the class.”

The session starts at 1pm and light refreshments will be served afterwards.

There will also be an opportunity to hear about other local Royal Voluntary Service activities for older people taking place in the local area.

People interested in attending need to book their places by contacting the service’s activity co-ordinator for Northumberland, Louise Parker, on 07824 547 863 or Louise.Parker@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

More information on upcoming activities can be found online at www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk