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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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It’s time put on your dancing shoes with ActivLives at their popular Tea Dances!

Whether it’s been a while or you’re a keen dancer – everyone’s welcome at ActivLives Tea Dance in the centre of Ipswich. Old classics to help get you in the groove, then lots of well earned refreshments for you to enjoy. So whether you are a couple, single or a group of friends, everyone is welcome, put on your glad rags and get ready to rumba.

“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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Sep
24
Mon
2018
Volunteering at The People’s Community Garden @ The People's Community Garden
Sep 24 @ 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

OTAGO (Level 2/3) – Fred Reynolds Centre, Woodbridge @ Fred Reynolds Centre
Sep 24 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
OTAGO (Level 2/3) - Fred Reynolds Centre, Woodbridge @ Fred Reynolds Centre | 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

  •  9.45am –  10.45am (Level 2/3)
  • 10.45am –  11.15am (Refreshments)
  • 11.15am –  12.15pm (Level 1)

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Sitting Strong (Level 1) – Greenfinch Church Hall, Ipswich @ Greenfinch Church
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Sitting Strong (Level 1) - Greenfinch Church Hall, Ipswich @ Greenfinch Church | England | United Kingdom

What are the benefits of Sitting Strong 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

  •  11.00am – 12.30pm

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Session was previously held at Chantry Library.

OTAGO (Level 1) – Fred Reynolds Centre, Woodbridge @ Fred Reynolds Centre
Sep 24 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
OTAGO (Level 1) - Fred Reynolds Centre, Woodbridge @ Fred Reynolds Centre | 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

  •  9.45am –  10.45am (Level 2/3)
  • 10.45am –  11.15am (Refreshments)
  • 11.15am –  12.15pm (Level 1)

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Bap ‘n’ Boccia (and Kurling!) – Greenfinch Church Hall, Ipswich @ Goldcrest Court
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bap 'n' Boccia (and Kurling!) - Greenfinch Church Hall, Ipswich @ Goldcrest Court | England | United Kingdom

Bap N’ Boccia

  • Enjoy a ham or cheese bap while playing a game of boccia and kurling
  • Boccia is a Paralympic sport which is accessible to all abilities
  • 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

  • 1.00pm – 3.00pm

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’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!

Sep
25
Tue
2018
Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden
Sep 25 @ 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 (Level 2/3) – Walton Community Hall, Felixstowe @ Walton Community Hall
Sep 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
OTAGO (Level 2/3) - 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.

New Age Kurling – Eye @ Eye Town Hall
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
New Age Kurling - Eye @ Eye Town Hall

New Age Kurling

Come join us for a New Age Kurling session at Eye Town Hall!

  • Meet new people
  • Have fun
  • Keep fit

Schedule

  •  10:00am – 12noon
  • To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

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