OCTOGENARIAN fitness guru Diana Moran – the Green Goddess – is helping residents at a care home to keep active.

Specially-devised chair-based workout routines by the 80-year-old are being broadcast to Anchor Hanover's Townend Close development, in Victoria Road, Cross Hills.

The programme, which includes leg stretches and chair squats, has been developed in collaboration with Anchor Hanover and healthcare furniture company Shackleton’s.

Diana, who shot to fame as a breakfast television fitness presenter in the 1980s, said she hoped the exercises would help residents to stay active and positive during lockdown.

She added: "Being in a care home does not mean we need to give-up on a healthy lifestyle and I hope my videos inspire Anchor residents to stay active.

"I’m delighted that Anchor Hanover care homes are using this exercise workout."

Townend Close manager, Sharon Mackie, said the sessions had been well received by residents.

"The physical and mental wellbeing of older people is paramount and we’re constantly looking for new and innovative ways to keep residents engaged," she said. "The workouts are fun and helping people stay motivated during this challenging time."

Resident Gladys Birtwistle, 81, said: "I have really enjoyed seeing the Green Goddess back on the screen – I remember her being on breakfast TV.

"I feel so much better after doing some exercise."