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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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May
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Volunteering at The People’s Community Garden @ The People's Community Garden
May 27 @ 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

May
28
Tue
2019
Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden
May 28 @ 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.

OTAGO – Walton Community Hall, Felixstowe @ Walton Community Hall
May 28 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
OTAGO - Walton Community Hall, Felixstowe @ Walton Community Hall | England | United Kingdom

Falls Prevention – Strength and Balance Classes

The otago exercise programme is a set of leg muscle strengthening and balance retraining exercises designed specifically to prevent falls.

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

  •  9.30am –  10.30am
  • 11.00am –  12 noon

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Better Balance (Level 2) – Rushmere St Andrew @ Rushmere St Andrew Village Hall
May 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Better Balance (Level 2) - Rushmere St Andrew @ Rushmere St Andrew Village Hall

What are the benefits of 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.

Better Balance (Level 2) – St Mary at Stoke Church Hall, Ipswich @ St Mary at Stoke Church Hall
May 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Better Balance (Level 2) - St Mary at Stoke Church Hall, Ipswich @ St Mary at Stoke Church Hall

Falls Prevention – 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 – 11.30am
  • Followed by lunch (extra cost of £5)

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

ActivBowls (Short Mat) @ Gainsborough Sports Centre
May 28 @ 10:45 am – 12:45 pm
ActivBowls (Short Mat) @ Gainsborough Sports Centre | England | United Kingdom
Come and join us for some short mat bowls.
No experience or prior knowledge required.
All of the equipment is provided.

This is a sociable and fun session targeted at the 45+ age group.

Cost: £3.50 per session (First session FREE)
Refreshments included

We would love to see you there!
For more information please call 01473 345350
OTAGO – Walton Community Hall, Felixstowe @ Walton Community Hall
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
OTAGO - Walton Community Hall, Felixstowe @ Walton Community Hall | England | United Kingdom

Falls Prevention – Strength and Balance Classes

The otago exercise programme is a set of leg muscle strengthening and balance retraining exercises designed specifically to prevent falls.

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

  •  9.30am –  10.30am
  • 11.00am –  12 noon

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Lunch Club – Oasis Club, Ipswich @ Oasis Club
May 28 @ 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.

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