We need your help!

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.

Donate

ActivLives is a local charity, which relies on grants, trusts, donations, fundraising activities, sponsorship & commissions to enable us to provide & develop our services across Ipswich & Suffolk.

Everyday Activ Latest News

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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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Aug
20
Tue
2019
Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden
Aug 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.

Lunch Club – Oasis Club, Ipswich @ Oasis Club
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch Club - Oasis Club, Ipswich @ Oasis Club | England | United Kingdom

Lunch Club

Enjoy a hot homemade 2 course meal!

  • Eat healthily
  • Improve confidence
  • Stay independent
  • Get out and meet others in a sociable environment
  • Make friends

 

Schedule

  • Lunch served at 12noon

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Inclusive Boccia – Gainsborough Sports & Community Centre @ Gainsborough Sports & Community Centre
Aug 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Inclusive Boccia - Gainsborough Sports & Community Centre @ Gainsborough Sports & Community Centre | England | United Kingdom
Come and try this great sport in a friendly and welcoming environment.
Have fun, improve your skill level, work in a team & meet some great people.
This is a seated sport, so don’t worry about your fitness, stability or balance!
This is a very inclusive game that is easy to play, but difficult to play well.
Would you like to give it a go?
Session fee is £3.00 (first session is FREE)
This session is aimed particularly at participants with a learning disability who do not already play regular sport.
It is a partnership between ActivLives and Special Olympics Suffolk and is supported by Suffolk’s ‘Most Active County’ initiative.
This session will provide access to Special Olympics competition.
If you would like to find out more, please contact Mike on 01473 345350 or mike@activlives.org.uk
Aug
21
Wed
2019
Volunteering at The People’s Community Garden @ The People's Community Garden
Aug 21 @ 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
Aug 21 @ 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
Aug 21 @ 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.

Better Balance – Morecambe Court, Ipswich @ Morecambe Court
Aug 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Better Balance - Morecambe Court, Ipswich @ Morecambe Court | England | United Kingdom

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

  • 1.30pm – 2.30pm

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Aug
22
Thu
2019
Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden
Aug 22 @ 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.

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