Exercise classes for people with mobility issues are soon set to return to Bolton town centre this summer.

Chair based exercise classes are designed to allow people who may be elderly or unable to move in the normal way to still have the opportunity to exercise.

The classes will be held at Bolton Central Library.

A spokesman for Bolton Library and Museum Services said: “Together with Age UK we will be restarting our Chair Based Exercise classes at Bolton Central library and Museum.

“Starting weekly on Friday August 5 10.30-11.15am and 11.45-12.30pm.

“Free to attend, but booking is essential as places are limited.”

Chair based exercises are gentle activities which are supposed to make sure elderly people do not need to strain themselves.

These exercises can be done at home using NHS guidance but the sessions at Bolton Central Library allow for a more social setting.

This is one of several community activities set to operate out of the library over the summer months and beyond, many of which are specifically aimed at elderly people.

Staff have advised that anyone interested in taking part can contact the libraries and museum service by emailing askboltonlibraries@bolton.gov.uk or calling 01204 332853 to register their interest and preferred time.