“We’re all going on a Summer Holiday!”

“We’re all going on a Summer Holiday!”

As our long-term members would know, most of our hubs have a break in the summer.
This lets you all have a bit of a break – as well as our staff!

The instructor will tell you when the last session is, and when the first one back is – but here’s a handy list just in case you forget!


Goldcrest Court 12th August 2nd September
St Mary Stoke 6th August 3rd September
Oasis Lunch Club Closed on 27th August and 24th September
Rushmere 13th August 3rd September  
Morecambe Court 14th August 4th September
All Hallows 15th August 5th September
St Thomas 15th August 5th September
California Club 15th August 5th September
Meeting Place 15th August 5th September
Dundee House 16th August 6th September


Walton 13th August 3rd September
Stowmarket 17th July 21st August
Leiston 4th September 18th September
Felixstowe 3rd August 7th September




If you can’t find your hub, or have any other queries – be sure to give us a call on 01473 345350.

Vote for Us!

Vote for Us!

Dear Friends and Supporters of ActivLives


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

Debenham ActivHub ready for the new year ahead…

Debenham ActivHub ready for the new year ahead…

On Thursday 11th January, Julie Stokes, ActivLives CEO, presented members with their own New Age Kurling Kits, funded by SCC Councillor Matthew Hicks and Suffolk Community Foundation Suffolk Rural Fund. The two kits include Kurling Stones, pushers and target mats.

Julie Stokes said, “It’s fantastic to see that Debenham ActivHub is growing and that members now have their own New Age Kurling kits to use every Thursday. This is a fun inclusive sport, which anyone, of any ability can take part in. It can be done standing, sitting and from a wheelchair and the group is also a great way to socialise and meet and make new friends.’

If you are 50 plus and want to get out and brush off the winter blues, then why not join the group and have a go. Members meet every Thursday at the Debenham Community Centre, Gracechurch Street from 2pm – 4pm. The session costs £4.50 and this includes refreshments. It’s a great fun game, creates lots of laughter and certainly brings out the competiveness in people. Glenn Bartholomew is the qualified ActivLives facilitator, who attends alternate weeks to support and introduce new members to the group and the activity. There is always time-out for a cup of tea / coffee and a chat.

New Age Kurling is a new form of the original curling game, but has been adapted so that it can be played indoors on any smooth, flat surface rather than on ice. It is a sport that requires participants to deliver ‘stones’ from one end of the court to a target at the other end of the court, either with the help of a pusher or by hand. The target has red,white and blue concentric circles and scoring is determined by the number of stones closest to the centre of this target. To ‘spice’ things up there are different types of targets, various games you can play, you can even play Kurling Golf.


The ActivHub is also invited to take part in competitions with other Kurling groups in Ipswich and other ActivLives Hubs in Eye, Stowmarket and Lakenheath.

The ActivHub is open to people living in Debenham and surrounding villages. If you would like to attend then please contact ActivLives main office on 01473 345350. If you need help with transport then please let us know and we will do our best to find a volunteer driver or member to get you there.

Get active with the new Kardio Kickstart programme!

The new programme will start on Wednesday 13th September in Stowmarket.


If you are 55 years & over and would like to be more active, then the Kardio Kickstart Programme is for you!
Working as a group, with added support outside of the sessions, you will gradually increase your physical activity levels, finding out what works best for you, how to include it in your daily routine and how to achieve your goals. There will then be time to socialise with refreshments and a chat!

£3.00 per session

Places are limited, so please call 01473 345350 to book your place, or just call to find out more information.