General ActivLives News

Celebrating ‘Move Suffolk Week’!

Next week is ‘Move Suffolk Week’ and to help to celebrate this we are holding our ‘ActivFriends Week’.   We are involved with several events next week including:   Saturday 18th May (10-4pm), Special Olympics Eastern Region Badminton Tournament at...

Job availability – ActivSheds Session Leader

ActivGardens: ActivSheds Session Leader Closing date: Friday 17th May 2019 Interviews: Friday 24th May or by appointment   Initially: Five sessions Mondays 10th June to 8th July inclusive 1pm to 4pm (clients to arrive around 1pm for lunch break and session to run...

Goodgym Ipswich Launch

Goodgym is a community of runners that combine getting fit with doing good. We stop off on our runs to do physical tasks for community organisations and to support isolated older people with social visits and one-off tasks they can’t do on their own. It’s a great way to get fit, meet new people and do some good. As long as you’re up for getting sweaty, everyone’s welcome.

Record breaking celebration event

ActivLives is inviting people aged 45 plus to come and join them at ‘Support our Hubs’, a celebration event on Tuesday 22nd March  in the Council Chamber, Ipswich Town Hall from 11am – 2pm.

New ActivHub Opening in Ipswich

Come and meet ActivLives at their new weekly ActivHub opening on Thursday 23rd July at the Ipswich International Church, top of Portman Road, Ipswich, IP1 2HS from 10.00am – 12 noon. Come and join ActivLives at a coffee morning, to find out more about the activity sessions and ‘have a go’ taster session, plus if you are between 40 – 74 years of age you can have a free health check.

Halloween is best ever!

Halloween celebrations at the community garden attracted more people than ever before, with local families turning out in the sunshine to enjoy this creative green space, right on their doorstep.

Lloyds Bank Community Fund

Earlier this year, over 7,000 community groups were nominated across England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and Channel Islands. 1,400 causes in 350 communities were then shortlisted for the Community Fund award.

Four local causes in every area will be awarded funding depending on the number of votes they receive.
The group with the most votes will get £3,000, the next £2,000, £1,000 and finally, £500.

ActivLives have been short listed for this Community Fund award.

Toe-tapping fun at Big Garden Party

The Big Garden Party was bigger and better than ever before, including the weather. The sun shone constantly on a throng of people, enjoying a huge range of entertainment and activities, on our central theme of bees, bugs and butterflies.

Are you drinking enough?

Summer is here and the temperature is rising! Most of us enjoy the warm weather but often we are unaware that we are becoming dehydrated and need to replace the fluids we lose through breathing, sweating and urinating.

Health & History Walk in Chantry Park

As part of the Suffolk Walking Festival and LiveWell Suffolk’s – Stepping out in Suffolk Health walks, ActivLives is organising a special interest walk in Chantry Park on Wednesday 28th May.

‘Getting to know you’ in NW Ipswich

ActivLives has been awarded funding by Ipswich Borough Council NW Area Committee to develop a number of ActivHubs in NW Ipswich to help people 45 years and over keep active, healthy and connected with their community.

Walking Football sessions a great success

ActivLives is working in partnership with Laura Worsley, football coach and Ipswich Borough Council NW Area Committee to develop the Walking Football Sessions, which started last year at Whitton Sports Centre on Friday’s at 2pm. Aimed at people 50 plus, this is a great way to take part in a sport, keep fit, have fun and socialise.

ActivLives in Little Waitrose!

We had good news come in this week that we have been chosen to be one of the three charities that Little Waitrose, Cornhill, Ipswich is raising money and awareness for.