ActivHubs

A project working with older individuals and communities providing health and wellbeing services to keep people active, healthy and connected.

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.

Step by Step

We run exercise programmes designed to help keep you mobile, active and independent. Specialised exercises can help make it easier to get out of a chair, stay steady on your feet, reduce your risk of falling, and increase your ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.

Specialist Hubs

Get out and make new friends, talk about the old days, improve your confidence, and stay independent – all of our hubs make socialising a top priority, as it’s just as important as keeping fit!

Lunch Clubs

Enjoy a healthy homemade hot 2 course meal in a fun and social environment. Get out and make new friends, talk about the old days, improve your confidence, and stay independent.

Current Activity Sessions

ActivSteps


A fun way to keep mobile and active by jiggling and jiving along to popular songs from today and from the golden years. Enjoy the activity sitting or standing, and follow along to the instructors moves.

Better Balance


An exercise programme designed to help keep you mobile, active and independent. Specialised exercises can help make it easier to get out of a chair, stay steady on your feet, as well as increase your ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.

Elderflower Community Hub

Come and join us at our friendly Elderflower Hub, where we offer you the opportunity to meet other carers in a relaxed environment, with a cup of coffee, a piece of cake, and a fun activity!

Friday Friends


Come and join our friendly group, Friday Friends, a weekly community hub and meet other, local people in a relaxed environment, with tea & biscuits and a fun activity to take part in.

Goldcrest Court

Mondays –

Better Balance
11:00am – 12:30pm
£4.50

St Mary at Stoke

Tuesdays –

Better Balance
10:30am – 11:30am
£4.50 per person

Followed by lunch – £5.00 per person

All Hallows Court

Thursdays – 

Better Balance
10:30am – 12noon
£4.50 per person

Walton Community Hall

Tuesdays – 

Better Balance
9:30am – 10:30am
£4.50 per person

Better Balance
11am – 12noon
£4.50 per person

Rushmere St Andrews Village Hall

Tuesdays – 

Better Balance
10:30am – 12noon
£4.50 per person

King George Community Hall

Wednesdays – 

Better Balance
10:00am – 12noon
£5.00 per person

Morecambe Court

Wednesdays – 

Better Balance
1:30pm – 2:30pm
£4.50 per person

California Social Club

Thursdays –

ActivSteps – mixture of dance steps with some seated exercise
10:00am – 11:00am
£5.00 per person

The Meeting Place

Thursdays – 

ActivSteps – mixture of dance steps with some seated exercise
12noon – 1:00pm
£4.50 per person

Dundee House

Fridays – 

Better Balance
10:30am – 12noon
£4.50 per person

Whitehouse Baptist Church Hall

Fridays –

Friday Friends – A friendly community hub for people living with dementia and their carers. Come and join our community hub for a social morning of tea, coffee & biscuits and an activity. Then stay for a two course hot lunch.
10:30am – 2pm
£7.00 per person for morning session & 2 course lunch.

CRESS Pavilion

Thursdays –

Elderflower Community Hub – A friendly community hub for carers. Come and join our hub for a social morning of tea, coffee & biscuits and an activity.
10:30am – 1:30pm
£5.00 per person

Volunteer with

ActivLives 

There are a myriad of opportunities for volunteering with ActivLives.

Meet the Staff

Del Keeble

ActivHubs Project Coordinator

Clare Macdonald

Step by Step Development Officer

News from ActivHubs

National Fitness Day

National Fitness Day

National Fitness Day 2021 is being held on Wednesday 22nd September and gives us all at ActivLives a great opportunity to celebrate the vital role that physical and social activity plays in all of our lives. ActivLives provide a variety of activity options on a weekly...

Upcoming ActivHubs Events

Click on an event below to find out more details

Oct
26
Tue
2021
Better Balance Rushmere St Andrew @ Rushmere St Andrew Village Hall
Oct 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

  • 1st Class – 09.30am-10:30am
  • 2nd Class – 11am-12 noon

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Funded by:

Better Balance Walton @ Walton Community Hall
Oct 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Better Balance Walton @ Walton Community Hall | England | United Kingdom

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

  • 1st Class – 09:30am-10:30am
  • 2nd Class – 10:45am-11:45am
  • 3rd Class – 12 noon-1.00pm

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Better Balance @ St Mary at Stoke Church Hall
Oct 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Better Balance @ St Mary at Stoke Church Hall

Better Balance Sessions

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
  • The Lunch Club that usually follows won’t currently be happening due to social distancing restrictions.
    We will make an announce when the lunch clubs return.

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Better Balance Walton @ Walton Community Hall
Oct 26 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Better Balance Walton @ Walton Community Hall | England | United Kingdom

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

  • 1st Class – 09:30am-10:30am
  • 2nd Class – 10:45am-11:45am
  • 3rd Class – 12 noon-1.00pm

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Better Balance Rushmere St Andrew @ Rushmere St Andrew Village Hall
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Better Balance Rushmere St Andrew @ Rushmere St Andrew Village Hall | England | United Kingdom

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

  • 1st Class – 09.30am-10:30am
  • 2nd Class – 11am-12 noon

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Better Balance Walton @ Walton Community Hall
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Better Balance Walton @ Walton Community Hall | England | United Kingdom

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

  • 1st Class – 09:30am-10:30am
  • 2nd Class – 10:45am-11:45am
  • 3rd Class – 12 noon-1.00pm

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Oct
27
Wed
2021
Better Balance Leiston @ Leiston Community Centre
Oct 27 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Better Balance Leiston @ Leiston Community Centre | England | United Kingdom

Better Balance Sessions

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

  •  10.15am – 11:15am (arrive from 10am)

To book your place please call Clare on 01473 345350.

Better Balance Morecambe Court @ Morecambe Court
Oct 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Better Balance Morecambe Court @ Morecambe Court | England | United Kingdom

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

  • 1:30pm-2:30pm

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Oct
28
Thu
2021
Elderflower Community Hub @ CRESS Pavilion
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Elderflower Community Hub @ CRESS Pavilion | England | United Kingdom

Every Thursday
10:00am – 12noon
CRESS Pavilion, Halifax Road, Ipswich, IP2 8RE

Come and join us at our friendly Elderflower Hub, where we offer you the opportunity to meet other carers in a relaxed environment, with a cup of coffee, a piece of cake, and a fun activity! You are also welcome to bring along the person you care for.

£3.00 per session. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions on group sizes this session is fully booked. To register your interest in coming along once restrictions have lifted please contact Gina Cristallino on 01473 345350 or ginaactivchoirs@gmail.com

This hub is supported by staff & volunteers who are happy to have a chat and provide advice if needed.

 

Better Balance Quay Church @ Quay Church
Oct 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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

  • Class 1 – 09:30am-10:30am
  • Class 2 – 10:45am-11:45am
  • Class 3 – 12 noon-1:00pm

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Funded by: