Elderflower Hub

People sit at different tables all space out in a room. The wave their hands in the air and smile at hte camera as they enjoy an Elderflower Hub session


 Do you have caring responsibilities for an older family member or has your caring role ended and you feel a bit lost?

Why not come and join us at our friendly Elderflower Hub, where we offer you the opportunity to meet other carers and former carers in a relaxed environment, with a cup of coffee, a piece of cake, and a fun activity!

You’re also welcome to bring along the person you care for.

Seated Dance

The hub offers a variety of activities, including a weekly seated dance session to music. This 40 – minute session, is a great way to introduce people to fun, safe and an enjoyable way to exercise, particularly for those people whose mobility is limited. It can help increase confidence, improve strength and co-ordination, and is a great way to progress to standing exercise for those who can. We occasionally have a visit from other qualified instructors who deliver falls prevention OTAGO sessions for variation or inclusive sport activity like Boccia.

Weekly Activities

 Our activities differ on a weekly basis, from quizzes, outside entertainment, table-top gardening to sing along sessions. We have also been very lucky to have local nature photographer Alex Bass visit us, presenting his slideshows.

The Hub

  • Day: Open every Thursday
  • Time: 10am-12.30pm
  • Cost: £5.00 per session
  • Venue: CRESS Pavilion, Halifax Road, Ipswich, IP2 8RE

The Hub is supported by staff and volunteers who are happy to have a chat and provide advice if needed.


Volunteers and new attendees are very welcome. For more information call Julie Stokes on 01473 345350 or email julie@activlives.org.uk