at the East of England Co-op Education Centre last week in the company of the Mayor of Ipswich, Councillor Bill Quinton and his wife, Ipswich Borough Councillors, County Councillors, supporters, volunteers, members, trustees and ActivLives staff.




This year Lindsay Bennett, ActivAgeing Manager and Kim Bilner ActivHub Development Co-ordinator led a fun seated and standing session to show the importance of keeping active and that it’s never too late to start to improve balance, strength and mobility to prevent falls and fractures.



Julie Stokes CEO said, ‘I can’t believe we are in our second year. Last year was a very busy year, with projects coming to an end, new projects being developed and 6 new ActivHubs opening across Ipswich and in rural areas of Suffolk. Our membership is growing, which means more people are improving their health through being more active, people are making new friends and networks and reducing loneliness and people are gaining skills, confidence and qualifications in an effort to find employment. We have a long way to go, but I have a great team of staff, committed volunteers and fantastic members. We have lots of new and exciting projects like ActivIpswich that has just started and the ‘Make a Move’ falls prevention project, which about to start, so another busy and challenging year ahead of us.’


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