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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.

ActivHubs

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 make new friends in the process!

ActivIpswich

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.

ActivGardens

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!

ActivSuffolk

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.

ActivSinging

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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Women’s Skills Exchange FREE workshops

ActivGardens is running a series of fun workshops as part of its ‘Women’s Skills Exchange’ project to encourage women to learn about gardening, the environment, growing their own food, cooking from scratch and other skills.

“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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Oct
17
Wed
2018
Volunteering at The People’s Community Garden @ The People's Community Garden
Oct 17 @ 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

Functional Fitness – OTAGO – Leiston @ King George Community Centre
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Functional Fitness - OTAGO - Leiston @ King George Community Centre

Strength and Balance Classes

Strength & Balance exercises to improve your everyday activities.

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 – 12 noon

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

New Age Kurling – Stowmarket @ Stowmarket Scout Hut
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
New Age Kurling - Stowmarket @ Stowmarket Scout Hut

Schedule

Come join us for a New Age Kurling session at the Stowmarket Scout Hut!

  •  10.30am – 12.30pm (2 hour session)

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Ping Pong and Short Tennis – Gainsborough Sports & Community Centre, Ipswich @ Gainsborough Sports and Community Centre
Oct 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Ping Pong and Short Tennis - Gainsborough Sports & Community Centre, Ipswich @ Gainsborough Sports and Community Centre | England | United Kingdom

Ping Pong & Short Tennis

  • Keep fit and active
  • 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

  • 10.30am – 12.00noon

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!

Special Olympics Badminton – Suffolk New College Sports Centre, Ipswich @ Suffolk New College Sports Centre
Oct 17 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Special Olympics Badminton - Suffolk New College Sports Centre, Ipswich @ Suffolk New College Sports Centre | United Kingdom

Special Olympics Badminton

  • For adults with a learning disability
  • Keep fit and active
  • 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

  • 4.30pm – 6.00pm

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 Community Sport Activation Fund.

Our programmes are particularly targeted at those who are 45 years of age and over. We welcome all new participants. Do not 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!

Oct
18
Thu
2018
Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden
Oct 18 @ 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.

ActivSteps – California Social Club, Ipswich @ California Social Club
Oct 18 @ 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
Oct 18 @ 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

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