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We’re raising money to get an ActivLives minibus which will allow us to transport members to and from hubs.

What is ActivLives? 

ActivLives is a local independent charity working in Ipswich and across Suffolk to keep people active, connected and involved with their local community through accessible sports and exercise, learning new skills and volunteering opportunities.

Everyday Activ Hubs

ActivHubs was set up to provide a fun and social way for people to keep fit and healthy, improve strength, balance and
co-ordination, reduce stress and while doing all of that, make some new friends in the process!

Everyday Activ Ipswich

ActivLives and Ipswich Borough Council, are motivating and inspiring people 45 years and over to increase their physical activity, eat more healthily and become more involved with the community.

Everyday Activ Gardens

ActivGardens are all about growing! Growing plants. Growing fresh healthy food. Growing yourself… your fitness, your health, your skills, your friends, your community. Get active with ActivGardens!

Everyday Activ Suffolk

ActivSuffolk provides local Sport and Falls Prevention sessions out in the rural areas of Suffolk, keeping people aged 60 years and over active, connected, happy, independent and reducing social isolation.

Everyday Activ Singing

The Keep On Rockin’ members have achieved a sustainable singing group through weekly member support, fundraising and regular performances.

We’ve put together this video to show you what we do, and how we can help you.

Whether it’s improving your balance at one of our hubs, learning about horticulture at one of our gardens, finding your voice in our Keep On Rockin’ singing group, or simply meeting new friends at one of our lunch clubs.

We’re not just a fitness organisation – we’re a community – and we’re here, for you.

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Everyday Activ Latest News

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Celebrating ‘Move Suffolk Week’!

Next week is ‘Move Suffolk Week’ and to help to celebrate this we are holding our ‘ActivFriends Week’.   We are involved with several events next week including:   Saturday 18th May (10-4pm), Special Olympics Eastern Region Badminton Tournament at...

Job availability – ActivSheds Session Leader

ActivGardens: ActivSheds Session Leader Closing date: Friday 17th May 2019 Interviews: Friday 24th May or by appointment   Initially: Five sessions Mondays 10th June to 8th July inclusive 1pm to 4pm (clients to arrive around 1pm for lunch break and session to run...

“Meeting new friends and socialising with them and being able to help some of the others with their activities while enjoying this myself.”

Upcoming Activities

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Jun
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Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden | United Kingdom

Chantry Walled Garden is a heritage walled garden in a public park, with flower borders and vegetable-growing areas, as well as extensive glasshouses as part of our plant nursery.  Our base is cosy Nursery Cottage, where there is an accessible courtyard garden with raised beds for wheelchair users. The adjacent workshop has facilities for woodwork and basic construction. In this garden you can learn skills relevant to the horticultural industry as well as enjoy maintaining a garden full of history.

Every Tuesday and Thursday we hold a plant sale, where we sell plants we’ve grown in the garden to help fund the project.

ActivBoccia @ Whitton Sports Centre
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
ActivBoccia @ Whitton Sports Centre | United Kingdom
Come and play this very accessible sport and have fun with a great group of people!
Boccia is played sitting down. It is a relatively easy game to play, but a tough game to play well – are you up for the challenge?
This facility is wheelchair accessible.
Session fee £4.00
Includes Refreshments
For more information call us on 01473 345350
ActivSteps – California Social Club, Ipswich @ California Social Club
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
ActivSteps - California Social Club, Ipswich @ California Social Club

ActivSteps – A mixture of dance steps with some seated exercise.

These sessions are ideal if you would like to:

  • Stay steady on your feet
  • Improve your balance, strength and mobility
  • Reduce your risk of falling
  • Improve confidence
  • Stay independent
  • Get out and meet others in a sociable environment

Schedule

  • 10.00am – 11.00am

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Grow Your Community – Belle Vue Park, Sudbury @ Belle Vue Park
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Grow Your Community - Belle Vue Park, Sudbury @ Belle Vue Park | England | United Kingdom

COME AND VOLUNTEER!

Every Thursday 10am – 12.30pm at Belle Vue Park And in other green spaces by arrangement

• Get out and about a bit more
• Get more active and feel fitter
• Meet new people
• Contribute to your community
• Learn new skills and share ideas
• Improve your environment
• Suggest an area you would like to plant up

Please contact Dan Wheals on 07551 343 135 or email dan@activlives.org.uk, alternatively call the ActivLives office on 01473 345350

@growyourcommunitysudbury
@ActivLivesDan

ActivStretch @ All Hallows Church Hall
Jun 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
ActivStretch @ All Hallows Church Hall | England | United Kingdom

A friendly session of stretching, mobility and low impact exercise to help keep you moving and carry out everyday tasks. Including a fun activity as well! (As always, a cuppa & biscuit is included!)
Suitable for all!
Loose clothing recommended to allow ease of movement.

£3.50 per session

For more information please give us a call on 01473 345350

Better Balance (Level 2) – All Hallows, Ipswich @ All Hallows Court
Jun 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Better Balance (Level 2) - All Hallows, Ipswich @ All Hallows Court

Better Balance Classes

These sessions are ideal if you would like to:

  •  Stay steady on your feet
  •  Improve your balance, strength and mobility
  •  Reduce your risk of falling
  •  Improve confidence
  •  Stay independent
  •  Get out and meet others in a sociable environment

 

Schedule

  • 10.30am – 12 noon

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Sing & Dance Yourself Happy – St Thomas Church Hall @ St Thomas Church Hall
Jun 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sing & Dance Yourself Happy - St Thomas Church Hall @ St Thomas Church Hall | England | United Kingdom

Fun dance session followed by coffee & tea break, then sing-along to your favourite songs.
Inclusive for all ability levels whether you are standing, seated or supported.
£5.00 per session – first session FREE to new members!
For more information, please call Lindsay or Gina on 01473 345350
www.activlives.org.uk

ActivSteps – The Meeting Place, Ipswich @ The Meeting Place
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
ActivSteps - The Meeting Place, Ipswich @ The Meeting Place

ActivSteps – A mixture of dance steps with some seated exercise.

These sessions are ideal if you would like to:

  • Stay steady on your feet
  • Improve your balance, strength and mobility
  • Reduce your risk of falling
  • Improve confidence
  • Stay independent
  • Get out and meet others in a sociable environment

Schedule

  • 12 noon – 1.00pm

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

 

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