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!

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

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

News from ActivHubs

Upcoming ActivHubs Events

Click on an event below to find out more details

May
23
Mon
2022
Better Balance Goldcrest @ Goldcrest Court
May 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Better Balance Goldcrest @ Goldcrest 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

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

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Better Balance Goldcrest @ Goldcrest Court
May 23 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Better Balance Goldcrest @ Goldcrest 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

  • Class 1 – 09:45am-10:45am
  • Class 2 – 11:am-12 noon

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Better Balance Waldringfield @ Waldringfield Village Hall
May 23 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Better Balance Waldringfield @ Waldringfield Village Hall | Waldringfield | 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

  • 11:45am-12:45pm

To book your space call Clare on 01473 345350 or email clare@activlives.org.uk

 

 

May
24
Tue
2022
Better Balance St Mary Stoke @ St Mary at Stoke Church Hall
May 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Better Balance St Mary Stoke @ 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 follows the Better Balance Session at midday and can be booked for an extra £5

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Better Balance Walton @ Walton Community Hall
May 24 @ 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
May 24 @ 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.

Lunch Club @ St Mary at Stoke Church Hall
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch Club @ St Mary at Stoke Church Hall

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

Prior to the lunch club, we run a Falls Prevention class:

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

  • Falls prevention class: 10.30am – 11.30am
  • Followed by lunch at midday (extra cost of £5)

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

May
25
Wed
2022
Better Balance Leiston @ Leiston Community Centre
May 25 @ 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.

Men’s Breakfast Hub @ CRESS Pavilion
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Men's Breakfast Hub @ CRESS Pavilion | England | United Kingdom

Do you want to try something new? Are you feeling isolated or lonely, does life feel like a struggle? Would you like to meet some likeminded people and have an informal chat over a cuppa and a bacon bap? Our friendly Breakfast Hub offers a friendly, safe environment for discussion and advice from qualified staff, volunteers and outside agencies.

The Breakfast Hub is a great opportunity to link into many other ActivLives activities. A social, confidential support group for men aged 45 and over.

The Men’s Breakfast Hub

  • Day: Open every Wednesday
  • Time: 10:30am-12pm
  • Cost: £5.00 per session
  • Venue: CRESS Pavilion, Halifax Road, Ipswich, IP2 8RE

The Hub is supported by staff and volunteers who are happy to have a chat and provide advice if needed.

WANT TO JOIN US?

Volunteers and new attendees are very welcome. For more information call Alison Pearson on 01473 345350 or email alison@activlives.org.uk

May
26
Thu
2022
ActivSteps – California Social Club, Ipswich @ California Social Club
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
ActivSteps - California Social Club, Ipswich @ California Social Club

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

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

  • 10.00am – 11.00am

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.