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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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“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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Nov
15
Thu
2018
Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden
Nov 15 @ 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.

Walking Football – Gainsborough Sports & Community Centre, Ipswich @ Gainsborough Sports and Community Centre
Nov 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Walking Football - Gainsborough Sports & Community Centre, Ipswich @ Gainsborough Sports and Community Centre | England | United Kingdom

Walking Football

  • Same rules as normal football, minus the running.
  • Improve your strength and mobility
  • Reduce your risk of falling
  • Improve confidence
  • Stay independent
  • Get out and meet others in a sociable environment
  • And most importantly – have a great time!

 

Schedule

  • 3.00pm – 4.00pm

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

 

ActivIpswich is a community–based sports programme. It is a partnership between ActivLives and Ipswich Borough Council and is funded by the National Lottery as part of Sport England’s Community Sport Activation Fund.

Our programmes are particularly targeted at those who are 45 years of age and over. We welcome all new participants. Don’t worry about your playing standard – we are a project that provides for all levels of ability.

The emphasis is very much upon the social as well as the physical benefits that can be gained from getting involved with regular physical activity.

Many of our participants have either a long term health condition and/or a disability (35-40%). We tend to deliver slightly unusual sports in community venues, so please give us a look even you have never thought of yourself as being particularly ‘sporty’ – You might surprise yourself!

Nov
16
Fri
2018
Volunteering at The People’s Community Garden @ The People's Community Garden
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Volunteering at The People's Community Garden @ The People's Community Garden | United Kingdom

The People’s Community Garden is an outdoor community resource on a public allotment site, where people of all ages and abilities get together to develop and maintain an inspiring green space. It is a place where you can find your niche and work at your own pace, as part of a friendly and dedicated team. It is a place where you can make friends and learn skills, as well as contribute your ideas, to make it truly a people’s garden.

Get involved

ActivSheds @ CRESS Pavilion
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am
ActivSheds @ CRESS Pavilion | England | United Kingdom
Share skills, learn informally, pursue your hobbies and interests!
Make friends and get more involved in your community!
Are you stuck indoors too much?
Would you like to get out more and meet like-minded people
in an informal, relaxed setting?
Do you like working with tools, repairing and mending, DIY projects?
If so, then why not join our ActivSheds project for men
You can share tools and resources and work on a wide range of projects
such as renovation, building raised beds and cold frames,
or smaller items such as bird boxes or plant troughs
You may have your own ideas or project you’d like to suggest
We can also give you help, advice and support to set up your
own Men’s Shed project in your community
ActivSheds runs on Friday mornings from 10am at the shed at the CRESS Pavilion on Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE, near the People’s Community Garden
For further information, please contact Danny on 07532 794173 or danny@activlives.org.uk, or ActivLives office: 01473 345350.
Better Balance (Level 2) – Dundee House, Ipswich @ Dundee House
Nov 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Better Balance (Level 2) - Dundee House, Ipswich @ Dundee House

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.

Friday Friends Cafe @ Whitehouse Baptist Church Hall
Nov 16 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Every Friday 10:30am – 2pm
Whitehouse Baptist Church Hall, Waterford Road, Ipswich, IP1 5NW

 

Friendly community cafe for people living with dementia and their carers. Come and join our community cafe for a social morning of tea, coffee & biscuits and an activity.
Then stay for a two course hot lunch.

 

 

£2.50 per person for morning session £4.00 per person for 2 course lunch.

To book your place, please call Louise Bernard on 01473 345350

We look forward to seeing you!

New Age Kurling – Lakenheath @ Peace Memorial Hall
Nov 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
New Age Kurling - Lakenheath @ Peace Memorial Hall

Schedule

Come join us for a New Age Kurling session at the Lakenheath Peace Memorial Hall!

  •  10.30am – 12.30pm (2 hour session)

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

ActivSteps – St Mary at Stoke Church Hall, Ipswich @ St Mary at Stoke Church Hall
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
ActivSteps - St Mary at Stoke Church Hall, Ipswich @ St Mary at Stoke Church Hall | England | United Kingdom

Every Friday
11:00am-12:00noon (followed by refreshments)

St Mary at Stoke Church Hall, Stoke Street, Ipswich, IP2 8DA

For people 45 years and over.
Gentle and fun moves to music to help improve strength, balance & stamina – no partner required £5.00 per session

For more information, please call Lindsay on 01473 345350

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