Falls Prevention – Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Falls Prevention – Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

We have hubs all around Ipswich and into Suffolk where we run weekly exercise sessions to help prevent falls, and to keep you physically and mentally fit. The video shows you 6 exercises you can do at home, but we like to bring people together to exercise as a group, and then sit down with a cuppa and have a nice chat, making some new friends along the way!

Give us a call on 01473 345350 and we’ll tell you where your closest hub is!

New ActivHub Opening in Ipswich

This is a great way to meet and make long lasting friendships, take part in fun activities that help to improve balance and mobility and have a chat over a cuppa.

Lindsay Bennett, ActivAgeing Manager said, “This is a new ActivHub opening up in the town centre for people 45 plus. Many people find it difficult to join in activities, due to physical problems, loss of confidence or barriers like transport and this can often lead to people becoming depressed, lonely and cut off from their community. To help people keep healthy and in touch with others, ActivLives has opened a number of ActivHubs across Ipswich and Suffolk to enable people to meet and make new friends and provide activities that help to reduce falls and keep people mobile and independent. Other support organisations and health professional will be invited to come and talk to members at the centre to look at ways in which people can improve their health and wellbeing. At the first session, Anglian Community Enterprise will be holding free health checks.’

If you would like to become a member or volunteer with ActivLives, need more information or assistance to attend any of ActivLives services please call the main office on 01473 345350. If you would to find out more about the health check and book your health check call 0800 022 4524.

5 Week Taster Course – New Age Kurling & Boccia

ActivIpswich in partnership with Oddfellows presents:
New Age Kurling & Boccia 5 week taster course.
Come along and try out a new take on classic Olympic sports.
Both activities are playable by anyone and everyone. Both can be played seated.

When:  10:15 – 11:45am
Where:  37 High Street, Ipswich, IP1 3QH

FREE entry
Refreshments £1
For more information, call Wendy on 01473 251867

Lloyds Bank Community Fund

This award would make a huge difference to us and help build our community, grow new ActivHubs and provide activities that improve people’s health, promote self-care and enable older people to come together socially.


You can vote online, by SMS text, via Twitter and in participating Lloyds Bank branches.

  • To vote online, go to www.lloydsbank.com/communityfund and search for ‘ActivLives’, then click ‘vote’.
  • To vote via your mobile, text ‘VOTE KMZ’ to 61119
  • To vote via Twitter & Facebook, write a status saying ‘#COMMFUND KMZ’
  • Or if you’re in town, vote by simply going to a participating Lloyds Bank branch, approach a member of staff, and ask for a voting token.

Voting closes at midnight on Friday 10th October.


 The Friday exercise group at Dundee House Hub – They’ve voted, have you?

Every vote counts, so please take a couple of seconds to vote for ActivLives, and forward this email.

Thank you.

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Are you drinking enough?

The amount of fluid that we need to drink depends on several things, including our body size, temperature and activity. So if you are exercising in hot weather you will need to drink more.

How much and what should we drink?

  • 8 x 200 ml glasses for women
  • 10 x 200 ml glasses for men
  • Avoid sugary and fizzy drinks
  • Try hot water with a slice of orange or lemon
  • Have a glass of water to go with your tea or coffee
  • Carry a small bottle of water with you in your bag
  • Eat fruit and salads

Signs of dehydration

  • Dark urine
  • It should not smell
  • Headaches, dizziness or light headiness
  • Lack of energy.


Dehydration can affect our ability to do our everyday tasks. If we become less alert or lose our concentration we increase our risk of falling.

A plus for those of us who live in Suffolk is that our water contains a significant amount of calcium which is good for our bone density and this can help to prevent osteoporosis and fractures.