A great grandmother from Bedlington has turned her life around after taking part in special exercise classes.
Over the years Kathleen Barron has suffered a number of medical complaints that negatively impacted on her health and wellbeing.
Her health deteriorated several years ago after suffering a series of mini strokes and discovering she had angina, diabetes and smoking-related chronic obstructive pulmonarydisease (COPD).
But the 60-year-old has now turned her lifestyle around thanks to exercise classes run by Age UK Northumberland.
The classes at the Round House in Ashington include a series of physical activities and also the ancient martial art of Qigong, which integrates physical postures with breathing techniques.
Kathleen said: “I attend two classes a week, and since starting in October last year my health has really improved.
“I was not very active before, but I now look forward to going to the classes.
“I have never looked back, I feel so much better and healthier.”
Visit www.ageuk.org.uk/northumberland for more details classes available.