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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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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.

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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...

“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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Volunteering at The People’s Community Garden @ The People's Community Garden
Jul 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
Jul 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
Jul 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.

Better Balance – Morecambe Court, Ipswich @ Morecambe Court
Jul 17 @ 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.

Ping Pong and Short Tennis – Gainsborough Sports & Community Centre, Ipswich @ Gainsborough Sports and Community Centre
Jul 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!

ActivYoga for Beginners/Improvers @ All Hallows Church Hall
Jul 17 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
ActivYoga for Beginners/Improvers @ All Hallows Church Hall | England | United Kingdom
Yoga is a form of exercise which is non-competitive, it is designed to develop a
feeling of total well-being. If you haven’t tried it before, come and give it a go!
This session is for men & women and is aimed particularly at people new to yoga.
Yoga mats will be provided. These classes can be completed sitting in a chair.
Led by a fully qualified instructor (British Wheel of Yoga)
Spaces are limited, so please book to reserve your place.
£5.50 per session. Refreshments will be provided after the session.
Pre-booking is advised for these classes. (Minimum 48 hours notice is required for cancellations)
For more information or to book your place please call
01473 345350 or email mike@activlives.org.uk
www.activlives.org.uk
Special Olympics Badminton – Suffolk New College Sports Centre, Ipswich @ Suffolk New College Sports Centre
Jul 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!

Keep On Rockin’ – Ipswich @ Stratford court sheltered housing
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Keep On Rockin' - Ipswich @ Stratford court sheltered housing | England | United Kingdom

Feel your spirits lift and find a new confidence in singing! Learn some new songs – Learn harmonies to songs you know Improve your breathing, your circulation AND have some fun! Take some time out to relax and make music with others! For more information call Julie Stokes on 01473 345350 www.activlives.org.uk

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