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Boost for healthy living project
A project to help elderly people in parts of Cumbria live healthier and more active lives has received a cash boost from national charity.

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has given 88,861 to help run Age Concern Northwest Cumbria's Active Living project, which launches on Monday.

Project workers will help co-ordinate activities at resource centres for older people in Allerdale and Copeland.

Research revealed a need for better access to services for the elderly.

The project team will help also develop the use of Age Concern's fleet of seven specially adapted mini-buses, set up luncheon clubs, art classes, and exercise classes.

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