ActivHubs

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

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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.

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

Men's Breakfast Hub

Our Men’s Breakfast Hub offers a friendly, safe environment for discussion and advice from qualified staff, volunteers and outside agencies.

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!

ActivFriends


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.

The Active Hearts Ladies Hub logo, it says Active Hearts Ladies Hub and in between the words Active and Heart the is an image of some blackberries, strawberries and blueberries in a heart shaped bowl

BreatheFit

A follow on group for people with a diagnosed lung condition/ breathlessness

Goldcrest Court

Mondays –

Better Balance
11:00am – 12:30pm & 11:45am-12:45pm

St Mary at Stoke

Tuesdays –

Better Balance
10:30am – 11:30am

Followed by lunch – £5.00 per person

All Hallows Court

Thursdays –

Better Balance
10:30am – 12noon

Walton Community Hall

Tuesdays –

Better Balance
9:30am – 10:30am, 10:45am-11:45am & 12noon-1:00pm

Rushmere St Andrew Village Hall

Tuesdays –

Better Balance
09:30am-10:30am & 11:00am – 12:30pm

Fridays –

Better Balance

10:15am – 11:15am

Leiston Community Centre

Wednesdays –

Better Balance
10:15am – 11:15am

California Social Club

Thursdays –

ActivSteps – mixture of dance steps with some seated exercise
10:00am – 11:00am

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

Wednesdays –

Men’s Breakfast Hub – a frinedly support group for men aged 45 and over.

10am-12:30pm

Waldringfield Village Hall

Mondays –

Better Balance

11:45am-12:45pm

Needham Market Bowls Club

Wednesdays – 

Better Balance

10:30am-11:30am

Quay Church Woodbridge

Thursdays – 

Better Balance

10:00am-11:00am & 11:30am-12:30pm

Castle Hill Community Centre

Thursdays – 

ActivSteps – A mixture of dance steps with some seated exercise.

12noon – 1pm

Volunteer with

ActivLives 

There are a myriad of opportunities for volunteering with ActivLives.

Meet the Staff

Del Keeble

ActivHubs Project Coordinator

A photo of Active Lives Step by Step Co-ordinator Jemma Prentice. Jemma smiles as she looks into the camera. She has shoulder length brown hair and wears a black zip up jumper.

Jemma Prentice

Step by Step Development Co-ordinator

A photo of Active Lives Step by Step Co-ordinator Jemma Prentice. Jemma smiles as she looks into the camera. She has shoulder length brown hair and wears a black zip up jumper.

Laura Lopez

Step by Step Co-ordinator

News from ActivHubs

Upcoming ActivHubs Events

Click on an event below to find out more details