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
23
Fri
2019
Volunteering at The People’s Community Garden @ The People's Community Garden
Aug 23 @ 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
Aug 23 @ 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.
Friday Friends @ Whitehouse Baptist Church Hall
Aug 23 @ 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!

Aug
24
Sat
2019
New Age Kurling, New Age Bowls and Boccia – Felixstowe @ Senior Citizens Centre
Aug 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
New Age Kurling, New Age Bowls and Boccia - Felixstowe @ Senior Citizens Centre

New Age Kurling, New Age Bowls & Boccia

Come join us for a New Age Kurling, New Age Bowls and Boccia session at Senior Citizens Centre in Felixstowe.

  • Make new friends
  • Keep active
  • Have fun

Schedule

  •  1:30pm – 3:30pm

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Aug
26
Mon
2019
Volunteering at The People’s Community Garden @ The People's Community Garden
Aug 26 @ 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

Aug
27
Tue
2019
Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden
Aug 27 @ 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.

Inclusive Boccia – Gainsborough Sports & Community Centre @ Gainsborough Sports & Community Centre
Aug 27 @ 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
28
Wed
2019
Volunteering at The People’s Community Garden @ The People's Community Garden
Aug 28 @ 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

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