Dec
9
Mon
2019
Volunteering at The People’s Community Garden @ The People's Community Garden
Dec 9 @ 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

Sitting Strong (Level 1) – Goldcrest Court, Ipswich @ Goldcrest Court
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Sitting Strong (Level 1) - Goldcrest Court, Ipswich @ Goldcrest Court | 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 Greenfinch Church Hall.

ActivYoga for Beginners/Improvers @ Whitton Sports Centre
Dec 9 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
ActivYoga for Beginners/Improvers @ Whitton Sports Centre | United Kingdom

NEW YOGA SESSION!

Yoga is a form of exercise which is non-competitive, it is designed to develop a
feeling of total well-being. If you haven’t tried it before, come and give it a go!
This session is for men & women and is aimed particularly at people new to yoga.
Yoga mats will be provided. These classes can be completed sitting in a chair.
Led by a fully qualified instructor (British Wheel of Yoga)
Spaces are limited, so please book to reserve your place.
£6.00 per session. Refreshments will be provided after the session.
Pre-booking is advised for these classes. (Minimum 48 hours notice is required for cancellations)
For more information or to book your place please call
01473 345350 or email mike@activlives.org.uk
www.activlives.org.uk
Bap ‘n’ Boccia (and Kurling!) – Goldcrest Court, Ipswich @ Goldcrest Court
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bap 'n' Boccia (and Kurling!) - Goldcrest Court, 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!

Dec
10
Tue
2019
Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden
Dec 10 @ 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 – Walton Community Hall, Felixstowe @ Walton Community Hall
Dec 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
OTAGO - 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.

Better Balance (Level 2) – Rushmere St Andrew @ Rushmere St Andrew Village Hall
Dec 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Better Balance (Level 2) - Rushmere St Andrew @ Rushmere St Andrew Village Hall

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

  • 10.30am – 12 noon

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Better Balance (Level 2) – St Mary at Stoke Church Hall, Ipswich @ St Mary at Stoke Church Hall
Dec 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Better Balance (Level 2) - St Mary at Stoke Church Hall, Ipswich @ St Mary at Stoke Church Hall

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

  • 10.30am – 11.30am
  • Followed by lunch (extra cost of £5)

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

ActivBowls @ Gainsborough Sports & Community Centre
Dec 10 @ 10:45 am – 12:45 pm
ActivBowls @ Gainsborough Sports & Community Centre | England | United Kingdom
Come and join us for some lawn bowls.
No experience or prior knowledge required.
All of the equipment is provided.

This is a sociable and fun session targeted at the 45+ age group.

Cost: £4.00 per session (First session FREE)
Refreshments included

We would love to see you there!
For more information please call 01473 345350
SESSION WAS PREVIOUSLY OUTDOORS AT KESGRAVE SPORTS CENTRE.
OTAGO – Walton Community Hall, Felixstowe @ Walton Community Hall
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
OTAGO - 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.

Lunch Club – Oasis Club, Ipswich @ Oasis Club
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch Club - Oasis Club, Ipswich @ Oasis Club | England | United Kingdom

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

 

Schedule

  • Lunch served at 12noon

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Lunch Club – St Mary at Stoke Church Hall, Ipswich @ St Mary at Stoke Church Hall
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch Club - St Mary at Stoke Church Hall, Ipswich @ 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

  • 10.30am – 11.30am
  • Followed by lunch (extra cost of £5)

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Kurling and Boccia Group – St Mary at Stoke Church Hall, Ipswich @ St Mary at Stoke
Dec 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Kurling and Boccia Group - St Mary at Stoke Church Hall, Ipswich @ St Mary at Stoke | England | United Kingdom

Kurling & Boccia

  • Follows the St Mary at Stoke lunch club at 12noon
  • 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

  • 1.30pm – 2.30pm

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!

ActivBadminton – Whitton Sports & Community Centre, Ipswich @ Whitton Sports and Community Centre
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
ActivBadminton - Whitton Sports & Community Centre, Ipswich @ Whitton Sports and Community Centre | England | United Kingdom

Badminton

  • 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

  • 2.00pm – 3.30pm

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!

Inclusive Boccia – Gainsborough Sports & Community Centre @ Gainsborough Sports & Community Centre
Dec 10 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Inclusive Boccia - Gainsborough Sports & Community Centre @ Gainsborough Sports & Community Centre | England | United Kingdom
Come and try this great sport in a friendly and welcoming environment.
Have fun, improve your skill level, work in a team & meet some great people.
This is a seated sport, so don’t worry about your fitness, stability or balance!
This is a very inclusive game that is easy to play, but difficult to play well.
Would you like to give it a go?
Session fee is £3.00 (first session is FREE)
This session is aimed particularly at participants with a learning disability who do not already play regular sport.
It is a partnership between ActivLives and Special Olympics Suffolk and is supported by Suffolk’s ‘Most Active County’ initiative.
This session will provide access to Special Olympics competition.
If you would like to find out more, please contact Mike on 01473 345350 or mike@activlives.org.uk
Dec
11
Wed
2019
Volunteering at The People’s Community Garden @ The People's Community Garden
Dec 11 @ 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

Functional Fitness – OTAGO – Leiston @ King George Community Centre
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Functional Fitness - OTAGO - Leiston @ King George Community Centre

Strength and Balance Classes

Strength & 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

  •  10.00am – 12 noon

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

New Age Kurling – Stowmarket @ Stowmarket Scout Hut
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
New Age Kurling - Stowmarket @ Stowmarket Scout Hut

Schedule

Come join us for a New Age Kurling session at the Stowmarket Scout Hut!

  •  10.30am – 12.30pm (2 hour session)

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Better Balance – Morecambe Court, Ipswich @ Morecambe Court
Dec 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Better Balance - Morecambe Court, Ipswich @ Morecambe Court | England | United Kingdom

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

  • 1.30pm – 2.30pm

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Ping Pong and Short Tennis – Gainsborough Sports & Community Centre, Ipswich @ Gainsborough Sports and Community Centre
Dec 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Ping Pong and Short Tennis - Gainsborough Sports & Community Centre, Ipswich @ Gainsborough Sports and Community Centre | England | United Kingdom

Ping Pong & Short Tennis

  • 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

  • 10.30am – 12.00noon

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!

ActivYoga for Beginners/Improvers @ All Hallows Church Hall
Dec 11 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
ActivYoga for Beginners/Improvers @ All Hallows Church Hall | England | United Kingdom
Yoga is a form of exercise which is non-competitive, it is designed to develop a
feeling of total well-being. If you haven’t tried it before, come and give it a go!
This session is for men & women and is aimed particularly at people new to yoga.
Yoga mats will be provided. These classes can be completed sitting in a chair.
Led by a fully qualified instructor (British Wheel of Yoga)
Spaces are limited, so please book to reserve your place.
£6.00 per session. Refreshments will be provided after the session.
Pre-booking is advised for these classes. (Minimum 48 hours notice is required for cancellations)
For more information or to book your place please call
01473 345350 or email mike@activlives.org.uk
www.activlives.org.uk
Special Olympics Badminton – Suffolk New College Sports Centre, Ipswich @ Suffolk New College Sports Centre
Dec 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Special Olympics Badminton - Suffolk New College Sports Centre, Ipswich @ Suffolk New College Sports Centre | United Kingdom

Special Olympics Badminton

  • For adults with a learning disability
  • 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

  • 4.30pm – 6.00pm

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 Community Sport Activation Fund.

Our programmes are particularly targeted at those who are 45 years of age and over. We welcome all new participants. Do not 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!

Dec
12
Thu
2019
Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden
Dec 12 @ 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.

ActivBoccia @ Whitton Sports Centre
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
ActivBoccia @ Whitton Sports Centre | United Kingdom
Come and play this very accessible sport and have fun with a great group of people!
Boccia is played sitting down. It is a relatively easy game to play, but a tough game to play well – are you up for the challenge?
This facility is wheelchair accessible.
Session fee £4.00
Includes Refreshments
For more information call us on 01473 345350
ActivStretch @ All Hallows Church Hall
Dec 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
ActivStretch @ All Hallows Church Hall | England | United Kingdom

A friendly session of stretching, mobility and low impact exercise to help keep you moving and carry out everyday tasks. Including a fun activity as well! (As always, a cuppa & biscuit is included!)
Suitable for all!
Loose clothing recommended to allow ease of movement.

£4.00 per session

For more information please give us a call on 01473 345350

Better Balance – Quay Church, Woodbridge @ Quay Church
Dec 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Better Balance - Quay Church, Woodbridge @ Quay Church | England | United Kingdom

6 week Better Balance course at The Quay Church, Woodbridge.

Stay steady on your feet, reduce your risk of falling, and meet others!

To book you place, or find out more information – call us on 01473 345350

Elderflower Community Hub @ CRESS Pavilion
Dec 12 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Elderflower Community Hub @ CRESS Pavilion | England | United Kingdom

Do you have caring responsibilities for an older family member?

Come 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’re also welcome to bring along the person you care for.

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

Walking Football – Gainsborough Sports & Community Centre, Ipswich @ Gainsborough Sports and Community Centre
Dec 12 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Walking Football - Gainsborough Sports & Community Centre, Ipswich @ Gainsborough Sports and Community Centre | England | United Kingdom

Walking Football

  • Same rules as normal football, minus the running.
  • 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

  • 3.00pm – 4.00pm

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!

Dec
13
Fri
2019
Volunteering at The People’s Community Garden @ The People's Community Garden
Dec 13 @ 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

ActivSheds @ CRESS Pavilion
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am
ActivSheds @ CRESS Pavilion | England | United Kingdom
Share skills, learn informally, pursue your hobbies and interests!
Make friends and get more involved in your community!
Are you stuck indoors too much?
Would you like to get out more and meet like-minded people
in an informal, relaxed setting?
Do you like working with tools, repairing and mending, DIY projects?
If so, then why not join our ActivSheds project for men
You can share tools and resources and work on a wide range of projects
such as renovation, building raised beds and cold frames,
or smaller items such as bird boxes or plant troughs
You may have your own ideas or project you’d like to suggest
We can also give you help, advice and support to set up your
own Men’s Shed project in your community
ActivSheds runs on Friday mornings from 10am at the shed at the CRESS Pavilion on Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE, near the People’s Community Garden
For further information, please contact Danny on 07532 794173 or danny@activlives.org.uk, or ActivLives office: 01473 345350.
Better Balance (Level 2) – Dundee House, Ipswich @ Dundee House
Dec 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Better Balance (Level 2) - Dundee House, Ipswich @ Dundee House

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

  • 10.30am – 12 noon

To book your place please call us on 01473 345350.

Friday Friends @ Whitehouse Baptist Church Hall
Dec 13 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Every Friday 10:30am – 2pm
Whitehouse Baptist Church Hall, Waterford Road, Ipswich, IP1 5NW

 

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.

 

 

 

£7.00 per person for morning session & 2 course lunch.

To book your place, please call Alison Pearson on 01473 345350

We look forward to seeing you!