Welcome to the EXTEND website. You will find all you need is just a click away. There's news and advice for newly qualified EXTEND teachers as well as a list of classes held throughout the UK that are open to members of the public. Please feel free to browse the site, if you have any queries that are not answered on our website then please contact us at Head Office open Monday to Friday 9-3pm.
EXTEND provides gentle exercise to music for older people and for anyone of any age with a disability. Our mission is to promote health, increase mobility and independence, improve strength, co-ordination and balance and to counteract loneliness and isolation.
The EXTEND charity comprises of many hundreds of teachers who have completed the 14 day Exercise to Music Course. We are always looking for more teachers to join our organisation and support the delivery of exercise sessions for the older person and those less able of any age. For further information about training courses and how to become an EXTEND teacher please visit our Courses section. If you are interested in making a donation or supporting EXTEND in other ways please read our section on Sponsorship and Fundraising.
Teachers please visit the News and Events page on the members section of our website, click on Teachers Update for information concerning the Phonographic Performance Licence new rules apply 1st May 2013. You will need your password.
Due to unforseen circumstances the Head office will be closed on the following dates:
Wednesday 6th November 2013
Thursday 14th November 2013
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Applicants for the post of EXTEND Charity Director please find further information under contact us section of our website.
Head Office Manager
Lucy has run the Abingdon marathon on Sunday 20th October to raise funds for EXTEND and in memory of her Nan Alice Kelvey who was a regular participant at EXTEND classes in Wheathampstead. Lucy collected two trophy's at the end of the Marathon and finished in 3 hours and 1 second, she managed to raise a good amount for Extend - £385 on her Just Giving page, £140 from her cake sale and £80 of family/friend sponsors. So just over £600 in total
EXTEND teacher Rhona Gordon appeared at the World Conference on Active Ageing in the SECC Glasgow with 35 members of her Edinburgh and Penicuik classes. Read more about it...
Tig Bidmead completed the London Marathon for EXTEND. Read his account of the race on Tig's Marathon blog
Read an exciting account of Carol Woodford's fundraising run at the Brighton Marathon here Click here for Carol's Brighton Marathon blog
Seona Forbes Jardine (Seona Ross) 21st October 1916 - 13th November 2011
A commemorative event was held on 19 April 2012 in Ruislip, Middx celebrating the life of Seona with classes, ‘swinging waists’ and reflections on Seona’s life from family, friends and colleagues. More information about Seona, her life and her work with EXTEND can be found here
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