In November 2016 we established a Gardening Group at the practice. Volunteer Gardeners meet every Tuesday at 12 noon at the Medical Centre. No booking required - just turn up and join in ! We also run a Gardening Group at our sister practice, Somerset Bridge, every Thursday at 12 noon.
“Since the death of my husband and I hadn’t been getting out much or socialising with other people. Dawn suggested that I should attend the gardening group as a way of meeting others. Having no interest or experience in gardening I was very reluctant to do so, but I eventually plucked up the courage to give it a g. At first I just sat on the wall outside the surgery and watched what was going on. Now I look forward to the weekly sessions. Not only have I learnt a bit about plants/flowers I really enjoy the social aspect of getting out of the house and speaking to others. My confidence has increased and my general health has improved”
Our Walking Group is fully affiliated with Walking For Health, England's largest network of health walks and has 3 qualified walk leaders. The group meet alternate Wednesdays from 12.30 - 1.30 pm, undertaking a walk starting from either Redgate or Somerset Bridge Medical Centre.
Each walk is designed and adapted to cater for people of all ages and physical abilities (and their dogs). Our youngest walker to date has been 17 years old and the our eldest 90 ! The group now regularly walk up to 2 miles at a time at a steady pace around the local area, starting and finishing at either of our two practices. Afterwards group members meet back at the practice for light refreshments.
“We enjoy our fortnightly walking group meetings. Our participation in the group has not only improved our physical health by encouraging us to be more active, but has also, as relative newcomers to the area, helped us to make new friends”
There’s increasing evidence that singing regularly as part of a group is good for your health and general well-being. Research suggests group singing has benefits for those with a long-term lung condition as it can help to reduce the feelings of being short of breath, strengthen muscles used when breathing and help you feel more in control of your breathing. Singing can increase the strength of your voice, improve your posture, increase your lung capacity and boost your body’s response to infection.
Sing along to folk songs, hits from the 60’s, Christmas carols
Come along, Join in! Have fun!”
Our singing group meet every Tuesday, 11 am - 12.15 pm at Stockmoor Lodge Care Home, Nokoto Drive, Bridgwater, TA6 6WT.
We have an experienced Reflexologist who provides FREE foot massage sessions at the Medical Centre every Tuesday morning. Patients can benefit from up to four 1 hour sessions if required. To book an appointment, please provide your details at Reception.
'Enjoy quiet quality time bonding with your baby using massage, song and gentle playful movements to help ease wind and colic, encourage relaxation and sleep, soothe muscles, support weight gain and build positive emotional developmental'
Free baby massage sessions to parents and babies registered at the practice are provided in blocks of 6 sessions at Redgate Medical Centre every Tuesday between 1 - 2 pm To book a place please speak to our Reception Team.
Sessions take place at Bridgwater YMCA every Wednesday at 12 noon. No booking is required, just simply turn up and take part. Cost per session = £2. Note - this activity takes place outside. Participants should wear loose comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear and bring a drink with them