In light of the current outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, ActivLives is following strict government guidelines. Our main office at Brightspace closed on Monday 23rd March 2020, with all staff working remotely and continuing to do so until it is safe to return.
As many of you are aware, events and face-to-face meetings have had to be cancelled or postponed. All of our falls prevention sessions, inclusive sport activity, singing groups, Lunch Clubs, specialist Hubs, Health Walk, ActivSheds and our Sudbury Garden Project have had to close and our Community Gardens at Maidenhall Allotments and Chantry Park are also closed to the general public.
All our projects are on hold at the moment and will re-start as soon as it is safe to do so. We will be keeping in touch with our members and volunteers by phone to make sure they are alright and if they need any help.
I would like to thank all of our Staff, volunteers and also our Freelance Staff for their dedication and support during this difficult time. We hope that our volunteers and Freelance Staff will be able to return very soon to start-up all our fantastic activities again, when it is safe to do so.
We want people to stay connected and as active as possible while they are having to self-isolate at home, so please visit our website www.activlives.org.uk for up to date information and participate in a variety of activities that will keep your mind and body active over the coming weeks. There are exercise videos that can be done safely at home – https://activlives.org.uk/activhome/, weekly quizzes, singing videos on our Facebook page – facebook.com/activlives and we are currently working on a fun reminiscence, arts and photography project. So please have a look at the ActivLives website and Facebook page.
ActivLives will be up and running as soon as we can and we hope that everyone stays safe and well in these unprecedented times.
Due to the risk of Coronavirus, we have been advised by the NHS to close all of our hubs this week.
Some venues have decided to close before we could have this weeks session, but we’re trying our best to let all members that it effects know.
ActivGardens is currently unaffected. If anything changes, we will try and let all members & volunteers know ahead of time.
If you have any queries, please call us on 01473 345350.
Dear Friends and Supporters of ActivLives
WE NEED YOUR HELP
Aviva has selected our EverydayActiv project in Ipswich to go forward for voting, to support and develop our much needed activities in Ipswich, which we know you all love to attend.
We need you, your friends and families to register and cast your vote online so we have an opportunity of winning.
You can use up to 10 votes per person to support our project.
Voting closes at midday 20th November 2018.
If we get enough votes we have an opportunity to win £10,000 to support our much needed activities in Ipswich.
Please do share this with your friends, families and neighbours to help us win.
Thank you for your support.
All of us at ActivLives
“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.
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.