AgeConcern events and activities for people over the age of 60
From Knit and Natter, Friday coffee mornings to Senior’s U, there is something to keep you busy every week around the Colchester area!
Activities for 50+ at leisure centres in the Braintree district
Fusion Lifestyle are pleased to be able to provide a comprehensive programme of ‘agewell’ activities for older residents across four sites in the Braintree District.The activities on offer include a range of studio classes, swimming sessions and walking football.
If you’re looking for gentle exercise in the fresh air and the opportunity to make new friends in an relaxed environment, give bowls a try. Witham bowls Club
Keep Moving classes for people with long term conditions
The Four Ts initiative is a partnership supported by Maldon District Council, Maldon and District Community Voluntary Service and Essex County Council. The purpose is to provide publicity and support for volunteers who wish to run, or are running, informal meetings for older and more rurally isolated people to socialise and make friends throughout the villages of Tollesbury, Tolleshunt Knights, Tolleshunt D’Arcy, and Tolleshunt Major.
Gentle cardio classes-low impact cardiovascular exercise, gentle strength building exercise for arms, legs, trunks, and gentle stretching
Paracise– exercise for the not so young and not so able – non-impact, no jumping or floor work so it’s gentle on the joints
Dementia friendly activities
Activities such as swimming, walks, badminton and tea dances which offer support for people living with dementia and their carers. They allow you to continue doing something you love, or even give you the chance to try something new, in a safe and supportive environment.
A range of sporting, social and leisure pursuits which includes everything from badminton to yoga, dancing to table tennis and, the ever popular bowls and day trips. There are over 60 activity sessions every week including gym training, bowls, dance and yoga – all at affordable prices. Equipment and tuition is included for most of these activities at no extra charge.
Low impact fitness sessions perfect for people who want a friendly and social class to help them improve their wellbeing. These sessions are great whatever your age, ability and whether you have not exercised for a while or exercise regularly.
Farleigh Hospice’s seated and relaxation exercise group– weekly 1 hour session can help improve flexibility, strength and reduce stress. The gentle series of exercises will enable individuals of most abilities to gain some benefit whilst enjoying the group atmosphere and support.
Specifically for adults of all abilities, who wish to increase their flexibility, strength, spiritual awareness, and mental clarity. They are taking place every week in Wethersfield, Stebbing and Great Dunmow. See dates and locations.
Try taichi- Taoist Tai Chi arts are specifically designed to improve health, the movements exercise the whole physiology; including the tendons, joints, connective tissue and internal organs.
Activities include afternoon tea, seated exercise, coffee morning, bingo, board games, knit and natter etc. held in the several sheltered sites in Uttlesford. For more information please call: 01799 510585 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Designed to help people lead a healthier life, ColchesterLeisure World run LEAP: a scheme designed specifically for those with long term conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, depression and back/joint problems.
Classes available in the Epping Forest district, to improve your balance and co-ordination, increase your strength, mobility and flexibility, improve your posture and stamina. See strength and balance PDF flyer for more details.
A support group for men and their mental health. They get together a couple of times a month and have a stroll around a country park whilst having a chat in a safe place without judgement! It gives men the opportunity to offload, get things off our chest and talk about how we are feeling rather than bottling it up and suffering in silence.
Walking Netball is a slowed down version of the game of netball, designed for anyone looking to exercise in a relaxed, supportive and friendly environment. Walking Netball is a game for all ages and abilities and every session starts with a gentle warm up. See weekly activities available around Essex:
The University of the Third Age is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its many U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for their own rewards: the sheer joy of discovery!
Members share their skills and life experiences: the learners teach and the teachers learn, and there is no distinction between them.
The annual membership fee is from £10-17 depending on the U3A you choose.
If you would like to find out more call: 020 8466 6139 – National number or head to their national website.