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!
The launch of Goodgym in Ipswich is on Monday 4 September starting at the University of Suffolk Waterfront Building.
Following some formalities and a photo opp Goodgym runners will make their way to the People’s Community Garden to help Danny with various tasks for 30-45 minutes before running back to the waterfront.
These group runs will take place every Monday evening at 6.30pm ( each week we will undertake a different task)
It is free to join the group runs and Goodgym Ipswich has been launched in partnership with Suffolk County Council.
“We would like to tank the North West Ipswich Big Local Trust for funding this amazing project.
A big thank you also goes to Trish Bessell (Music Facilitator), David Baalham (guitar), Keep On ROckin’ members and The Recording Booth for all their hard work in making this CD happen and the fun day we had recording it.
Thanks also to Sam Thurlow for the photos and artwork, and Julie Seager for the lovely lunch and cakes.
The sales of this CD will help KOR and other community services delivered by ActivLives.
If you’d like to get your own copy, please call us on 01473 345350. CDs are £5 each.
On Thursday 10th August 2017 we had our 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) at IPCity Centre.
We had 86 people attend, from members and funders, and even the deputy Mayor of Ipswich, Roger Fern!
Julie Stokes, CEO of ActivLives headed the meeting, and had Mark Ledger (Treasurer), Cynthia Glinos (Finance & Office Manager) & Steve Barnes (Trustee – he stood in for Chair of Trustees Keith Richardson, and read a speech that Keith wrote).
We then had some words from a few members, including some new faces who have only recently joined one of our hubs, as well as some very kind words from Deputy Mayor Roger Fern.
Following that, we had 4 songs from our singing group – Keep On Rockin’ – from their new CD ‘We Love To Sing’, which was launched at the AGM.
Speaking of launches – this website was also launched at the AGM, after months of work.
Finally, the day finished with a small plant sale from ActivGardens, games of Boccia with ActivIpswich, and some gorgeous homemade tea and cakes from Julie.
All in all it was a great day, and a great celebration of what we’ve done over the past 12 months!
If you would like to make a fresh start and learn new skills, improve your health and well-being and get involved in your local community, sign up for a FREE training placement at ActivGardens!
Working at your own pace, in a friendly, welcoming environment, under the guidance of horticultural trainers and volunteer mentors, you will gain a range of practical gardening and/ or nursery experience, with opportunities to take part in other activities, including cooking, beekeeping, construction and carpentry, assisting others and helping organise and run events and group visits.
Course 1: Wednesday 25 January to Thursday 2 March 2017
Course 2: Wednesday 8 March to Thursday 13 April 2017
Range of work experience including:
Readiness for work
Developing an enterprise
Events and PR
Helping people with needs
Use of garden machinery
Cooking from scratch
Nursery plant production
Conservation work and beekeeping
Learn new skills for employment and enterprise.
Feel more confident in own abilities, continue volunteering, move into further training / learning, develop an enterprise/ apply for a job, make contacts for work.
Become more active in the great outdoors! Grow vegetables and have access to fresh produce, learn basic cooking skills.
Improve health and well-being – both physically and mentally.
Make friends, build social networks and feel a part of their community through active citizenship.
Use and improve a local green space and learn about sustainable lifestyles.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact ActivLives on 01473 345350 or email email@example.com
Visit www.activlives.org.uk/activgardens to find out more about us.