Jan
21
Fri
2022
Roots to Work @ People's Community Garden
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Roots to Work is designed to build practical skills and knowledge about gardening, growing and nature conservation in a friendly, welcoming community of volunteers. Learners can get involved in beekeeping, carpentry and many other aspects of gardening.

Taking place at the People’s Community Garden on Maidenhall Allotments, Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE. The course happens on Mondays and Fridays and learners can decide if they’d like to attend on a Monday or a Friday. The course begins on Monday 17 January or Friday 21 January depending on which day you choose to attend. Places are limited and activities will take place in small groups.

 The idea behind the project is to help people take first steps towards building up their confidence and developing other skills such as good communication, ability to work in a team, showing initiative and taking responsibility. We enable people to find their strengths and develop their abilities so they feel empowered to move on into further learning, training or employment.

This project is funded by the European Social Fund administered by LIFT ‘Local Investment in Learning Paths to Work’ Community Grants Programme. To take part, you just have to be resident of Suffolk, eligible to work in UK, and not in employment.

Please get in touch if you or the person you support is interested in joining. We are holding an informal open day on Monday 10 January 11am to 2pm so you can look around, meet the team and ask any questions.

Covid-19 health and safety measures are in place throughout our sites.

ActivSheds @ CRESS Pavilion
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
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 Ian on 01473 345350 or ian@activlives.org.uk.
Friday Friends @ Whitehouse Baptist Church Hall
Jan 21 @ 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.

 

 

 

£7.50 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!

Jan
22
Sat
2022
New Age Kurling and Boccia @ Walton Community Hall
Jan 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
New Age Kurling and Boccia @ Walton Community Hall | England | United Kingdom

Saturday 1.00pm-3.00pm
Walton Community Hall, 274 High Street, (opposite the Co-op, the hall entrance is on Falcon Street, next to the Falcon Inn)
Walton, Felixstowe, IP11 9DS

This is a very friendly activity session targeted at older, independent adults. It is held in a very comfortable, accessible venue. The group play the two very inclusive sports of New Age Kurling and Boccia. Kurling can be played either standing or seated, Boccia (a Paralympic sport), is always played whilst sitting down. Both are ‘target sports’ and great fun to play. All of the equipment is provided and the session is led by one of our experienced Activity Facilitators.

We do not currently provide refreshments as part of this session, so please bring your own drink/snack, if required.

This session is suitable for participants who use a wheelchair.

If you would like to know more about this session, please feel free to contact us on 01473 345350 or via the number and/or email below.

£5.00 per session

Local bus route and local on-road parking is available.

Covid-19 measures (Hands-Face-Space-Fresh Air), will be in place at these sessions.

Covid-19 measures (Hands-Face-Space-Fresh Air) will be in place at these sessions. We always welcome new participants – If you would like more information about this, or any of our other ActivSport groups, please call us on 01473 345350 or email mike@activlives.org.uk

We would love to hear from you!

Jan
24
Mon
2022
Roots to Work @ People's Community Garden
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Roots to Work is designed to build practical skills and knowledge about gardening, growing and nature conservation in a friendly, welcoming community of volunteers. Learners can get involved in beekeeping, carpentry and many other aspects of gardening.

Taking place at the People’s Community Garden on Maidenhall Allotments, Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE. The course happens on Mondays and Fridays and learners can decide if they’d like to attend on a Monday or a Friday. The course begins on Monday 17 January or Friday 21 January depending on which day you choose to attend. Places are limited and activities will take place in small groups.

 The idea behind the project is to help people take first steps towards building up their confidence and developing other skills such as good communication, ability to work in a team, showing initiative and taking responsibility. We enable people to find their strengths and develop their abilities so they feel empowered to move on into further learning, training or employment.

This project is funded by the European Social Fund administered by LIFT ‘Local Investment in Learning Paths to Work’ Community Grants Programme. To take part, you just have to be resident of Suffolk, eligible to work in UK, and not in employment.

Please get in touch if you or the person you support is interested in joining. We are holding an informal open day on Monday 10 January 11am to 2pm so you can look around, meet the team and ask any questions.

Covid-19 health and safety measures are in place throughout our sites.

Jan
25
Tue
2022
ActivBowls @ Whitton Sports Centre,
Jan 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
ActivBowls @ Whitton Sports Centre, | England | United Kingdom

Tuesday 10.30am-12.30pm
Whitton Sports Centre,
Whitton Church Lane, Ipswich, IP1 6LW

This is an indoor ‘Short-Mat’ version of the great game of bowls. We are currently playing on three mats in the main sports hall. We are not a club but we are a group of people who really enjoy a friendly game of bowls. This is an informal session that is largely non-competitive. Some players bring their own bowls/woods, but many use those that are provided by us, so don’t worry if you don’t have your own. The session is led by one of our experienced Facilitators.

This is a very friendly, easy going session.

£4.00 per session.

Local bus route and off-road parking available. This session usually runs between October-April inclusive. We play outdoors at another venue in the summer.

Covid-19 measures (Hands-Face-Space-Fresh Air) will be in place at these sessions. We always welcome new participants – If you would like more information about this, or any of our other ActivSport groups, please call us on 01473 345350 or email mike@activlives.org.uk

ActivBadminton @ Whitton Sports and Community Centre
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
ActivBadminton @ Whitton Sports and Community Centre | England | United Kingdom

Tuesday 2.00-3.30pm
Whitton Sports Centre,
Whitton Church Lane, Ipswich IP1 6LW

This session is aimed at adults of any age who would like to have a go at the great game of badminton. It’s the fastest racket sport in the world but don’t worry, we usually take our time when we play! We start each session with a warm up together as a group, just to loosen up and to prepare for the session. Then we have a go at one or two practices (we are all keen to improve a little, if we can), we then play plenty of games, usually doubles but we do sometimes have a game of singles (very energetic!).

All of the equipment is provided, so don’t worry if you don’t have your own racket. The session is led by a Badminton England Licensed Coach.

We are not a club – but we are a very friendly group who love to play badminton. Beginners, as well as those who haven’t played since their school days, are particularly welcome.

£4.00 per session – please bring your own drink and be changed ready to play as we don’t currently have access to changing facilities.

Local bus route and off-road parking available.

Covid-19 measures (Hands-Face-Space-Fresh Air) will be in place at these sessions. We always welcome new participants – If you would like more information about this, or any of our other ActivSport groups, please call us on 01473 345350 or email mike@activlives.org.uk

We would love to hear from you!

Jan
26
Wed
2022
ActivYoga for Beginners/Improvers @ Landseer Road Methodist Church
Jan 26 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
ActivYoga for Beginners/Improvers @ Landseer Road Methodist Church | England | United Kingdom

Wednesday 1.15pm-2.15pm
Landseer Road Methodist Church,
382 Landseer Road, Ipswich, IP3 9LR.

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. Please bring your own yoga mat. 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.

Pre-booking is required for these classes. (Minimum 48 hours notice is required for cancellations). Please bring your own mat.

Covid-19 measures (Hands-Face-Space-Fresh Air) will be in place at these sessions. We always welcome new participants – If you would like more information about this, or any of our other ActivSport groups, please call us on 01473 345350 or email mike@activlives.org.uk

We would love to hear from you!

Inclusive Badminton – For adults with a learning disability @ Suffolk New College Sports Centre
Jan 26 @ 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Inclusive Badminton - For adults with a learning disability @ Suffolk New College Sports Centre | England | United Kingdom

Wednesday 3.45-6.00pm
Suffolk New College (Goals) Sport Centre,
Ipswich, IP4 1LT

This session is in fact two sessions/groups 3.45-4.45 followed by 5.00-6.00pm

Badminton is a very inclusive sport. These sessions are aimed particularly at adult participants who have an intellectual (learning) disability (Minimum age 16).

If you would like to get involved with the great game of badminton, then this group could be for you. It’s the fastest racket sport in the world but don’t worry, we usually take a bit of time when we play! We start each session with a group warm up, just to help to loosen up and to prepare us for the session. Then we have a go at some skills practices, we also try to improve our tactical awareness – really important in badminton! We follow this with plenty of games – doubles and singles.

All of the equipment is provided, so don’t worry if you don’t have your own racket. The sessions are led by a Badminton England Licensed Coach, with the support of some excellent volunteers.

These sessions are delivered in partnership with Special Olympics Suffolk. Participants, who are eligible, can access Special Olympics competitions at regional and national level, through regular participation with this group..

£4.00 per session.

Local bus route and off-road parking available.

Covid-19 measures (Hands-Face-Space-Fresh Air) are in place at these sessions. We always welcome new participants – If you would like more information, or you would like to discuss the suitability of this activity for you or your son/daughter, please call us on 01473 345350 or email mike@activlives.org.uk

We would love to hear from you!

Jan
27
Thu
2022
ActivSheds – Thursday Sessions for men @ CRESS Pavilion
Jan 27 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
ActivSheds - Thursday Sessions for men @ 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
Booking essential! 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 Ian on 01473 345350 or ian@activlives.org.uk.
ActivSteps – California Social Club, Ipswich @ California Social Club
Jan 27 @ 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.

ActivBoccia @ Whitton Sports Centre
Jan 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
ActivBoccia @ Whitton Sports Centre | United Kingdom

ActivBoccia
Thursday 10.30am-12.30pm
Whitton Sports Centre, Ipswich, IP1 6LW

Come and play this very accessible sport and have fun with a great group of people.

Boccia is a truly inclusive sport, very skilful and very tactical. Played seated, it has been a Paralympic sport since 1984. The game is usually played in two teams, who compete to try to send/throw/kick their balls closer to the target (the jack), than their opponents. It is relatively easy to play, but devilishly tricky to play well!

This session usually consists of a variety of fun warm up activities and skills practices, followed by plenty of games. It is led by one of our experienced Boccia Leaders. Occasionally we play a friendly tournament amongst the group, but no pressure! This facility is fully wheelchair accessible.

No previous boccia or sports experience is required. This session is ideal for anyone with limited physical mobility and/or stability.

£4.00 per session

Local bus route and off-road parking available. Accessible (Disabled) toilet facilities are available.

Covid-19 measures (Hands-Face-Space-Fresh Air) will be in place at these sessions. We always welcome new participants – If you would like more information about this, or any of our other ActivSport groups, please call us on 01473 345350 or email mike@activlives.org.uk

We would love to hear from you!

ActivSheds – Thursday Sessions for men @ CRESS Pavilion
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
ActivSheds - Thursday Sessions for men @ 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
Booking essential! 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 Ian on 01473 345350 or ian@activlives.org.uk.
Ping Pong and Short Tennis @ Whitton Sports Centre
Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Ping Pong and Short Tennis @ Whitton Sports Centre | England | United Kingdom

Activ Ping Pong & Short Tennis
2.00-3.30pm
At Whitton Sports Centre, Whitton Church Lane, Ipswich, IP1 6LW

This session is a combination of Ping Pong and Short Tennis. Most of the group rotate between both sports – its great fun. Most of us have played Ping Pong at some point (although maybe not since Youth Club!). Short Tennis is an adapted version of Lawn Tennis, played on a badminton court with a low net, a softer, slower ball and an adapted racket. It’s how Bjorn Borg first learnt to play – do you remember him?

We are not a club, but we are a group of people who love to play a bit of sport and to enjoy each other’s company. The session is run by one of our experienced Session Facilitators.

We provide all of the equipment so don’t worry about bringing anything. Just wear comfortable, loose clothing and a pair of gym shoes/trainers. As with all of our sessions, beginners are very welcome to come along. No need to book.

£4.50 per session.

Local bus route and off-road parking available.

Covid-19 measures (Hands-Face-Space-Fresh Air) will be in place at these sessions.

If you would like more information about this, or any of our other ActivSport groups, please call us on 01473 345350 or email mike@activlives.org.uk

Jan
28
Fri
2022
Roots to Work @ People's Community Garden
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Roots to Work is designed to build practical skills and knowledge about gardening, growing and nature conservation in a friendly, welcoming community of volunteers. Learners can get involved in beekeeping, carpentry and many other aspects of gardening.

Taking place at the People’s Community Garden on Maidenhall Allotments, Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE. The course happens on Mondays and Fridays and learners can decide if they’d like to attend on a Monday or a Friday. The course begins on Monday 17 January or Friday 21 January depending on which day you choose to attend. Places are limited and activities will take place in small groups.

 The idea behind the project is to help people take first steps towards building up their confidence and developing other skills such as good communication, ability to work in a team, showing initiative and taking responsibility. We enable people to find their strengths and develop their abilities so they feel empowered to move on into further learning, training or employment.

This project is funded by the European Social Fund administered by LIFT ‘Local Investment in Learning Paths to Work’ Community Grants Programme. To take part, you just have to be resident of Suffolk, eligible to work in UK, and not in employment.

Please get in touch if you or the person you support is interested in joining. We are holding an informal open day on Monday 10 January 11am to 2pm so you can look around, meet the team and ask any questions.

Covid-19 health and safety measures are in place throughout our sites.

ActivSheds @ CRESS Pavilion
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
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 Ian on 01473 345350 or ian@activlives.org.uk.
Friday Friends @ Whitehouse Baptist Church Hall
Jan 28 @ 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.

 

 

 

£7.50 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!

Jan
29
Sat
2022
New Age Kurling and Boccia @ Walton Community Hall
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
New Age Kurling and Boccia @ Walton Community Hall | England | United Kingdom

Saturday 1.00pm-3.00pm
Walton Community Hall, 274 High Street, (opposite the Co-op, the hall entrance is on Falcon Street, next to the Falcon Inn)
Walton, Felixstowe, IP11 9DS

This is a very friendly activity session targeted at older, independent adults. It is held in a very comfortable, accessible venue. The group play the two very inclusive sports of New Age Kurling and Boccia. Kurling can be played either standing or seated, Boccia (a Paralympic sport), is always played whilst sitting down. Both are ‘target sports’ and great fun to play. All of the equipment is provided and the session is led by one of our experienced Activity Facilitators.

We do not currently provide refreshments as part of this session, so please bring your own drink/snack, if required.

This session is suitable for participants who use a wheelchair.

If you would like to know more about this session, please feel free to contact us on 01473 345350 or via the number and/or email below.

£5.00 per session

Local bus route and local on-road parking is available.

Covid-19 measures (Hands-Face-Space-Fresh Air), will be in place at these sessions.

Covid-19 measures (Hands-Face-Space-Fresh Air) will be in place at these sessions. We always welcome new participants – If you would like more information about this, or any of our other ActivSport groups, please call us on 01473 345350 or email mike@activlives.org.uk

We would love to hear from you!

Jan
31
Mon
2022
Roots to Work @ People's Community Garden
Jan 31 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Roots to Work is designed to build practical skills and knowledge about gardening, growing and nature conservation in a friendly, welcoming community of volunteers. Learners can get involved in beekeeping, carpentry and many other aspects of gardening.

Taking place at the People’s Community Garden on Maidenhall Allotments, Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE. The course happens on Mondays and Fridays and learners can decide if they’d like to attend on a Monday or a Friday. The course begins on Monday 17 January or Friday 21 January depending on which day you choose to attend. Places are limited and activities will take place in small groups.

 The idea behind the project is to help people take first steps towards building up their confidence and developing other skills such as good communication, ability to work in a team, showing initiative and taking responsibility. We enable people to find their strengths and develop their abilities so they feel empowered to move on into further learning, training or employment.

This project is funded by the European Social Fund administered by LIFT ‘Local Investment in Learning Paths to Work’ Community Grants Programme. To take part, you just have to be resident of Suffolk, eligible to work in UK, and not in employment.

Please get in touch if you or the person you support is interested in joining. We are holding an informal open day on Monday 10 January 11am to 2pm so you can look around, meet the team and ask any questions.

Covid-19 health and safety measures are in place throughout our sites.

Feb
1
Tue
2022
ActivBowls @ Whitton Sports Centre,
Feb 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
ActivBowls @ Whitton Sports Centre, | England | United Kingdom

Tuesday 10.30am-12.30pm
Whitton Sports Centre,
Whitton Church Lane, Ipswich, IP1 6LW

This is an indoor ‘Short-Mat’ version of the great game of bowls. We are currently playing on three mats in the main sports hall. We are not a club but we are a group of people who really enjoy a friendly game of bowls. This is an informal session that is largely non-competitive. Some players bring their own bowls/woods, but many use those that are provided by us, so don’t worry if you don’t have your own. The session is led by one of our experienced Facilitators.

This is a very friendly, easy going session.

£4.00 per session.

Local bus route and off-road parking available. This session usually runs between October-April inclusive. We play outdoors at another venue in the summer.

Covid-19 measures (Hands-Face-Space-Fresh Air) will be in place at these sessions. We always welcome new participants – If you would like more information about this, or any of our other ActivSport groups, please call us on 01473 345350 or email mike@activlives.org.uk

Better Balance St Mary Stoke @ St Mary at Stoke Church Hall
Feb 1 @ 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.

Lunch Club @ St Mary at Stoke Church Hall
Feb 1 @ 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.

ActivBadminton @ Whitton Sports and Community Centre
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
ActivBadminton @ Whitton Sports and Community Centre | England | United Kingdom

Tuesday 2.00-3.30pm
Whitton Sports Centre,
Whitton Church Lane, Ipswich IP1 6LW

This session is aimed at adults of any age who would like to have a go at the great game of badminton. It’s the fastest racket sport in the world but don’t worry, we usually take our time when we play! We start each session with a warm up together as a group, just to loosen up and to prepare for the session. Then we have a go at one or two practices (we are all keen to improve a little, if we can), we then play plenty of games, usually doubles but we do sometimes have a game of singles (very energetic!).

All of the equipment is provided, so don’t worry if you don’t have your own racket. The session is led by a Badminton England Licensed Coach.

We are not a club – but we are a very friendly group who love to play badminton. Beginners, as well as those who haven’t played since their school days, are particularly welcome.

£4.00 per session – please bring your own drink and be changed ready to play as we don’t currently have access to changing facilities.

Local bus route and off-road parking available.

Covid-19 measures (Hands-Face-Space-Fresh Air) will be in place at these sessions. We always welcome new participants – If you would like more information about this, or any of our other ActivSport groups, please call us on 01473 345350 or email mike@activlives.org.uk

We would love to hear from you!

Feb
2
Wed
2022
ActivYoga for Beginners/Improvers @ Landseer Road Methodist Church
Feb 2 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
ActivYoga for Beginners/Improvers @ Landseer Road Methodist Church | England | United Kingdom

Wednesday 1.15pm-2.15pm
Landseer Road Methodist Church,
382 Landseer Road, Ipswich, IP3 9LR.

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. Please bring your own yoga mat. 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.

Pre-booking is required for these classes. (Minimum 48 hours notice is required for cancellations). Please bring your own mat.

Covid-19 measures (Hands-Face-Space-Fresh Air) will be in place at these sessions. We always welcome new participants – If you would like more information about this, or any of our other ActivSport groups, please call us on 01473 345350 or email mike@activlives.org.uk

We would love to hear from you!

Inclusive Badminton – For adults with a learning disability @ Suffolk New College Sports Centre
Feb 2 @ 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Inclusive Badminton - For adults with a learning disability @ Suffolk New College Sports Centre | England | United Kingdom

Wednesday 3.45-6.00pm
Suffolk New College (Goals) Sport Centre,
Ipswich, IP4 1LT

This session is in fact two sessions/groups 3.45-4.45 followed by 5.00-6.00pm

Badminton is a very inclusive sport. These sessions are aimed particularly at adult participants who have an intellectual (learning) disability (Minimum age 16).

If you would like to get involved with the great game of badminton, then this group could be for you. It’s the fastest racket sport in the world but don’t worry, we usually take a bit of time when we play! We start each session with a group warm up, just to help to loosen up and to prepare us for the session. Then we have a go at some skills practices, we also try to improve our tactical awareness – really important in badminton! We follow this with plenty of games – doubles and singles.

All of the equipment is provided, so don’t worry if you don’t have your own racket. The sessions are led by a Badminton England Licensed Coach, with the support of some excellent volunteers.

These sessions are delivered in partnership with Special Olympics Suffolk. Participants, who are eligible, can access Special Olympics competitions at regional and national level, through regular participation with this group..

£4.00 per session.

Local bus route and off-road parking available.

Covid-19 measures (Hands-Face-Space-Fresh Air) are in place at these sessions. We always welcome new participants – If you would like more information, or you would like to discuss the suitability of this activity for you or your son/daughter, please call us on 01473 345350 or email mike@activlives.org.uk

We would love to hear from you!

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ActivSheds – Thursday Sessions for men @ CRESS Pavilion
Feb 3 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
ActivSheds - Thursday Sessions for men @ 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
Booking essential! 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 Ian on 01473 345350 or ian@activlives.org.uk.
ActivSteps – California Social Club, Ipswich @ California Social Club
Feb 3 @ 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.

Elderflower Community Hub @ CRESS Pavilion
Feb 3 @ 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 Julie Stokes on 01473 345350 or julie@activlives.org.uk

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

 

ActivBoccia @ Whitton Sports Centre
Feb 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
ActivBoccia @ Whitton Sports Centre | United Kingdom

ActivBoccia
Thursday 10.30am-12.30pm
Whitton Sports Centre, Ipswich, IP1 6LW

Come and play this very accessible sport and have fun with a great group of people.

Boccia is a truly inclusive sport, very skilful and very tactical. Played seated, it has been a Paralympic sport since 1984. The game is usually played in two teams, who compete to try to send/throw/kick their balls closer to the target (the jack), than their opponents. It is relatively easy to play, but devilishly tricky to play well!

This session usually consists of a variety of fun warm up activities and skills practices, followed by plenty of games. It is led by one of our experienced Boccia Leaders. Occasionally we play a friendly tournament amongst the group, but no pressure! This facility is fully wheelchair accessible.

No previous boccia or sports experience is required. This session is ideal for anyone with limited physical mobility and/or stability.

£4.00 per session

Local bus route and off-road parking available. Accessible (Disabled) toilet facilities are available.

Covid-19 measures (Hands-Face-Space-Fresh Air) will be in place at these sessions. We always welcome new participants – If you would like more information about this, or any of our other ActivSport groups, please call us on 01473 345350 or email mike@activlives.org.uk

We would love to hear from you!

ActivSport Walking Football @ Gainsborough Sports and Community Centre
Feb 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
ActivSport Walking Football @ Gainsborough Sports and Community Centre | England | United Kingdom

Thursday 10.30am-12.00pm
Gainsborough Sports and Community Centre,
5 Brazier’s Wood Road, Ipswich, IP3 0SP

Walking Football is an adapted version of the game which provides a great way for older independent adults to keep playing a team sport. This session is played outdoors on the all-weather surface. We play rules similar to small-sided football, but without the running. Players are not permitted to run at any time, with or without the ball. We play the game without any ‘intentional’ physical contact, so there is limited potential to ‘tackle’. Despite all of this, the games are certainly not slow! It provides a challenging and fun work out for most of us (Players are covering between 2-2.5 miles in a session!).

Suitable for both female and male participants.

This session is targeted particularly at participants who are 55 years and over, and who do not feel able (for whatever reason), to play regular small-sided football. This age restriction does not apply to female players. The session consists of a group warm up, refereed game and a stretch cool down. It is led by one of our experienced Activity Leaders.

Changing facilities are not currently available for use, so please come changed ready to play. Toilet facilities are available adjacent to the playing area.

£5.00 per session

Local bus route and off-road parking available.

Covid-19 measures (Hands-Face-Space-Fresh Air) are in place at these sessions. We always welcome new participants – If you would like more information about this, or any of our other ActivSport groups, please call us on 01473 345350 or email mike@activlives.org.uk

We would love to hear from you!

Elderflower Community Hub @ CRESS Pavilion
Feb 3 @ 10:30 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 Julie Stokes on 01473 345350 or julie@activlives.org.uk

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

ActivSheds – Thursday Sessions for men @ CRESS Pavilion
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
ActivSheds - Thursday Sessions for men @ 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
Booking essential! 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 Ian on 01473 345350 or ian@activlives.org.uk.