What's on - for over 55s - active healthy happy

What's on - for over 55s - active healthy happy

What's on - for over 55s - active healthy happy

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Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. Index of Activities 2 Activities available by locality Area Post code Page Ashley / Easton / Lawrence Hill BS2, BS5 7 - 10 Central / Clifton / Harbourside BS8 16 Greater Fishponds: Frome Vale / Eastville / Hillfields and Kingswood BS15, BS16 17 - 18 St George BS5 12 - 15 Citywide BS1 - BS16 5 - 6 Key to activities Accessible Parking Macmillan Taster Tokens* Dementia Friendly Refreshments Toilets *See page 11 for further information about Macmillan Taster Tokens.

This guide has been produced in partnership with The Care Forum and LinkAge Network, with funding from Bristol Ageing Better. Cover photograph credit of Cheryl Martin.

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. About Active Ageing Bristol 3 Active Ageing Bristol is a collaboration between Bristol Sport Foundation, The Anchor Society and St Monica Trust. With support from LinkAge Network they have spearheaded one of the UK’s first physical activity and sport initiatives for older people. The specially-targeted programme aims to get more people from the local area and over the age of 55, involved more regularly, in physical activity, coaching and volunteering. Better co-ordination of sports provision, creative means for improved participation and more accessible opportunities are just three of the key areas Active Ageing Bristol will explore and look to implement.

Karen Lloyd, Active Ageing Bristol Manager said: “The guides are based on the wealth of existing provision in the greater Bristol area. Over time, Active Ageing Bristol will both sustain and develop new opportunities to encourage older people to become and stay active.”

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. About Sponsors 4 About sponsors Bristol Sport Martin Griffiths, Chairman said: “Active Ageing Bristol is an opportunity to really make a difference to older people across the city. What we are looking to do is build pathways to friendship, and put an end to inactivity.” St Monica Trust Sara Naylor-Wild, Director said: “We are proud to support this initiative and be a key player in its development and implementation.

36% of people aged 55+ are inactive. A 30 minute daily walk for example can make a huge difference.” The Anchor Society Richard Pendlebury, CEO said: “Many older people can suffer from feelings of isolation and loneliness. Participation in physical activity is a great way to meet new friends. We look forward to seeing more older people getting involved with the programme.”

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. Citywide 5 Bristol Active Life Project The project offers physical activity sessions across Bristol for those living with long term mental health needs. When: Monday - Friday Time: Various Cost: £3 - £4 Venue: Bristol wide Contact: 0117 919 5769 Walking Orienteering Love Maps? Come and navigate your own way around a course as best you can. Beginners and over 55s welcome! When: Wednesday (until 18th July) Time: Start between 5:30pm – 7.30pm. Finish by 8.15pm Cost: £7.50 Venue: Various - www. bristolorienteering.org.uk/events Contact: Alan - 01453 899976 Rowing 55+ Come and try.

Beginners welcome! Fun for all abilities. Bring a change of clothes. Limited places available. When: Wednesday Time: 10am - 12pm Cost: £7 Venue: Pooles Wharf Activity Centre, BS8 4RU Contact: Booking essential - 0749 534 1975 Indoor Roped Climbing for the over 55s An instructor-led roped climbing session for beginners, held at Bristol’s famous climbing centre ‘The Church’.

When: Thursday Time: 12pm - 1:30pm Cost: £10 Venue: St Werburgh’s Centre, Mina Road, BS2 9YT Contact: 0117 941 3489

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. Citywide 6 Life Cycle Over 55 Cycle Buddy Scheme Starting in June 2018, Life Cycle UK is running a ‘Cycle Buddy’ scheme that pairs new or returning cyclists in their neighbourhood. When: Various Time: Various Cost: Free Venue: Various Contact: 0117 353 4580 55+ Woodland Trail Biking Sessions include; a warm up, bike safety check, a ride through flatter section of woods, option to try more challenging trails and basic skills training.

Starting June - September 2018.

When: Thursday (exc. 9th August) Time: 3:30pm - 5pm Cost: £7 (£5 extra for bike hire) Venue: Pedal Progression, Ashton Court Estate Bike Hub, BS8 3PX Contact: 0117 973 1298 Life Cycle Over 55 Group Cycle Rides Regular sociable group cycle rides meeting at various locations across the City. We offer one to one lessons, gentle returners / beginners rides and more challenging rides around Bristol. When: Various Time: Various Cost: Optional £3 donation Venue: Various Contact: 0117 353 4580 See page 15 for citywide Walking for Health Schemes.

Walking for Health partnership offer over 40 free, short led walks every week across the city, organised by 6 local schemes.

Walking is a great way to be active, stay healthy and meet new friends.

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. Ashley / Easton / Lawrence Hill 7 60+ Badminton Badminton sessions for people aged 60+. When: Monday Time: 2pm - 4pm Cost: £3.40 Venue: Kingsdown Sports Centre, Portland Street, BS2 8HL Contact: 0117 903 1633 On Track: Easton Weekly Walk A starter walk of less than 1 miles for those recovering from illness or injury. Also for people wanting to get out and increase their fitness on a gentle walk. When: Tuesday Time: 12pm - 12:30pm Cost: Free Venue: Easton Community Centre, Kilburn Street, BS5 6AW Contact: Morowa (BCC Health Improvement) - 0117 922 3470 Gentle Dance 55+ Friendly and relaxed dance sessions on a large dance floor.

Everyone is welcome, no partner required. This class will cover various styles and music. When: Monday Time: 1pm - 3pm Cost: £3 Venue: Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, BS2 0NW Contact: Karina - 0117 935 1200 Senior Badminton Meet fellow senior badminton players from the community who enjoy playing the game not at a competitive level.

When: Tuesday Time: 2pm - 3:30pm Cost: £3.30 Venue: Easton Leisure Centre, Thissell Street, BS5 0SW Contact: 0117 955 8840

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. Ashley / Easton / Lawrence Hill 8 Skittles Classic pub game for fun. Easy to learn, difficult to master and great fun for beginners and experts alike. Booking essential. When: Wednesday Time: 2pm Cost: Free Venue: The Ship Inn, Redcliff Hill, BS1 6PA Contact: 0117 305 2365 SwingTrain SwingTrain is a swing dance inspired workout programme that brings the joy, fun and community feeling of swing dance to the gym! When: Wednesday Time: 7:45pm - 8:45pm Cost: £6 Venue: Easton Community Centre, Kilburn Street, BS5 6AW Contact: www.swingtrain.com Staying Steady Class Strength and balance class to help build strength, walk steadily and lower your risk of falling.

During the class you might use equipment. When: Wednesday Time: 11am - 12pm Cost: £3.50 Venue: Easton Leisure Centre, Thissell Street, BS5 0SW Contact: 0117 955 8840 Pilates (Women Only) A lovely women’s only Pilates class run in our main hall. When: Thursday Time: 1:35pm - 2:45pm Cost: £3 Venue: Easton Community Centre, Kilburn Street, BS5 6AW Contact: Daisy Rajput - 0117 922 3422 / 0787 681 4565

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. Ashley / Easton / Lawrence Hill 9 Softball Cricket Established group playing fun, non-competitive cricket. Open to everyone experienced or not, to get you moving and improve coordination. When: Thursday Time: 3pm - 4pm Cost: £3 Venue: Easton Leisure Centre, Thissell Street, BS5 0SW Contact: Kelvin - 0117 924 4401 Tai Chi for over 55s Gentle Tai Chi with Dennison, a very experienced teached for people aged 55+. No experience is needed, just drop in and have a go. When: Friday Time: 2pm - 3pm Cost: £3 Venue: St Werburgh’s Community Centre, Horley Road, BS2 9TJ Contact: 0117 955 1351 Energise Exercise for individuals who have been affected by cancer, whose quality of life can be maintained through activity.

When: Thursday Time: 12:45pm Cost: Call for details Venue: Easton Leisure Centre, Thissell Street, BS5 0SW Contact: 0117 903 8600 Zumba Gold Active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba class, at a lower intensity. When: Friday Time: 2pm - 3pm Cost: £3.65 Venue: Easton Leisure Centre, Thissell Street, BS5 0SW Contact: 0117 955 8840

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. Ashley / Easton / Lawrence Hill 10 Over 50s Swimming Casual swimming for the over 50 age group. When: Various Time: Various Cost: £2.50 Venue: Easton Leisure Centre, Thissell Street, BS5 0SW Contact: 0117 955 8840 Dementia Friendly Swimming Dementia friendly swimming are quieter sessions at swimming pools with trained staff and appropriate facilities. Carers go free! When: Various Time: Various Cost: £2.50 Venue: Easton Leisure Centre, Thissell Street, BS5 0SW Contact: 0117 955 8840 Exercise Referral Scheme A 12 week tailormade package of exercise sessions, especially for people with or at risk of developing health problems.

When: Various Time: Various Cost: Call for details Venue: Kingsdown Sports Centre, Portland Street, BS2 8HL Contact: 0117 903 1637 Exercise Referral Scheme A 12 week tailor-made package of exercise sessions, especially for people with or at risk of developing health problems. When: Various Time: Various Cost: Call for details Venue: Easton Leisure Centre, Thissell Street, BS5 0SW Contact: 0117 903 8600

  • Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. 11 About Macmillan Taster Tokens What do we offer? Macmillan Taster Tokens* The Macmillan project has teamed up with activity providers across Bristol to offer people who have been affected by cancer, the opportunity to access five activitiy sessions for free. The Macmillan ‘Taster Tokens’ can be used at activities marked with an on the LinkAge Network website and associated activity brochures. Macmillan Prevention and Re-enablement Project Get active, have fun, feel better LinkAge Network and Macmillan Cancer Support are working together to support people aged 55+ living with and beyond cancer, to access a range of inspiring activities across Bristol. To find out more call the Macmillan team on: 0117 353 3042
  • Exciting opportunities from volunteering to becoming more socially engaged, we’ve got you covered
  • Macmillan Taster Tokens*
  • Tailored information and guidance to help you get moving
  • Wellbeing Days showcasing activities and services in Central/East Bristol (taking place later this summer, so register today!)

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. St George 12 Table Tennis Get active by joining The Beehive Centre’s friendly table tennis. It’s great for balance and coordination. The rules are easy to learn. When: Monday and Friday Time: 1pm - 4pm Cost: £2 Venue: The Beehive Centre, 19a Stretford Road, BS5 7AW Contact: 0117 935 4471 Walking Group A level 1/2 walk around St Georges Park. Especially suitable for people with limited mobility who want to get active. When: Tuesday Time: 10:30am - 11:30am Cost: Free Venue: The Beehive Centre, 19a Stretford Road, BS5 7AW Contact: 0117 935 4471 Gentle Exercise This low-impact class is designed specifically for those with reduced mobility.

Inc. chair-based exercises to improve mobility, posture, strength and balance. When: Tuesday Time: 2pm - 3:30pm Cost: Free Venue: Wellspring Healthy Living Centre, Beam Street, BS5 9QY Contact: 0117 304 1400 Keep Fit Improve fitness and flexibility, with a stretch and tone. Can be done both seated and standing. Company is great too! When: Wednesday Time: 2pm - 3pm Cost: £3.50 Venue: The Beehive Centre, 19a Stretford Road, BS5 7AW Contact: 0117 935 4471 Photo: Artur Tixiliski

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. Tai Chi (Beginners) Friendly beginners class focusing on balance, health with a gentle workout. You only require flat shoes and comfy clothes. When: Wednesday Time: 10:30am - 11:30am Cost: £4 Venue: The Beehive Centre, 19a Stretford Road, BS5 7AW Contact: 0117 935 4471 Bellyfit for women A fun class that incorporates aerobic dance moves to improve fitness, strength and coordination. Not suitable for those with joint problems. When: Wednesday Time: 6:45pm - 8pm Cost: £2 Venue: Wellspring Healthy Living Centre, Beam Street, BS5 9QY Contact: 0117 304 1400 Tai Chi (Advanced) A more advanced class focusing on balance, health and wellbeing.

You only require flat shoes and comfy clothes. When: Wednesday Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm Cost: £4 Venue: The Beehive Centre, 19a Stretford Road, BS5 7AW Contact: 0117 935 4471 Yoga with Mindfulness This is a class for mind and body which works on both at the same time! We use yoga stretches and breathing exercises as a focus. When: Wednesday Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm Cost: £6 Venue: S.E.A ‘School of Exception Arts, 1 Greenbank Road, BS5 6EZ Contact: 0790 394 0694 St George 13 Photo: Artur Tixiliski

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. St George 14 Yoga (Beginners) Join The Beehive Centre for beginners yoga in our beautiful Sunlife Room, for a gentle session. When: Thursday Time: 7pm - 7:45pm Cost: £6 Venue: The Beehive Centre, 19a Stretford Road, BS5 7AW Contact: 0117 935 4471 Ballroom Dance Learn to Waltz, Quickstep, even Foxtrot at The Beehive Centre! Join us for a cuppa and a chat after the session. When: Thursday Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm Cost: £3 Venue: The Beehive Centre, 19a Stretford Road, BS5 7AW Contact: 0117 935 4471 Vinyasa Flow Yoga In vinyasa yoga classes you coordinate movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next.

An advanced yoga. When: Thursday Time: 8pm - 9pm Cost: £7.50 Venue: The Beehive Centre, 19a Stretford Road, BS5 7AW Contact: 0117 935 4471 Line Dancing (Beginners) Learning to dance in formation. Come and learn the basic steps, then join in with the main class. When: Friday Time: 10am - 10:30am Cost: £4 Venue: The Beehive Centre, 19a Stretford Road, BS5 7AW Contact: 0117 935 4471

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. St George 15 Line Dancing Line dancing is a fun exercise, which involves learning to dance in formation. No partner required. When: Friday Time: 10:30am - 11:30am Cost: £4 Venue: The Beehive Centre, 19a Stretford Road, BS5 7AW Contact: 0117 935 4471 Gentle Exercise - Women Only Low-impact class for those specifically with reduced mobility. Inc. chair-based exercises to improve mobility, posture, balance. When: Call for details Time: Call for details Cost: Free Venue: Wellspring Healthy Living Centre, Beam Street, BS5 9QY Contact: 0117 304 1400 Walking for Health Schemes Across Bristol Scheme: Downs Walking Group Contact/s: Jeff Rowland - 0798 502 4650 / timothydowling12@ gmail.com Scheme: Knowle West Health Park Contact: Laura Hathway - 0117 377 2255 / lhathway@ knowlewesthealthpark.co.uk Scheme: St Monica Trust Contact: Dan Lewin - 0117 305 2365 / dan.lewin@stmonicatrust.

org.uk Scheme: Hengrove Park Leisure Centre Contact: Naomi Button - 0117 937 0200 / hengrove.referral@ parkwood-leisure.co.uk Scheme: Scheme: Ramblers Walking for Health Contact: Darron Hamilton - 0791 750 3766 / darron.hamilton@ bristol.gov.uk Scheme: WalkOut Bristol Contact: David Sully - 0781 440 3123 / walkout@lgbtbristol.co.uk Photo: Artur Tixiliski

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. Tai Chi Classes are mixed ability. Half hour warm up followed by group work, each run by a senior student and overseen by Mark. When: Monday Time: 7pm - 9pm Cost: Call for details Venue: Victoria Methodist Church, 1a Whiteladies Road, BS8 1NU Contact: 01934 621184 Ballet Seniors for over 55s A fun, friendly class for beginners and those with experience, that includes barre and centre work using classical ballet exercises, music and repertoire. When: Friday Time: 11:15am - 12:15pm Cost: £5 drop in / £25 for 6 classes Venue: The Station, Silver Street, BS1 2AG Contact: Anna - 0785 298 8895 Jacob Wells Tai Chi Come and meet other people in your community in a friendly and relaxed class.

Can be done standing, sitting or a mixture of both. Beginners and those with experience are welcome. When: Thursday Time: 10:30am Cost: £5 (£4 for those on benefits) Venue: The Students Union, The Richmond Building, 105 Queens Road, BS8 1LN Contact: Judy Goldsmith - jwrhub@gmail.com Central / Clifton / Harbourside 16

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. Walking Rugby Outdoors Walking Rugby sessions for men and women at King’s Oak Academy 3G. Turn up and play. When: Tuesday Time: 8pm - 9pm Cost: £3 Venue: King’s Oak Academy 3G, Brook Road, Kingswood, BS15 4JT Contact: Declan - 0117 958 1651 Fishponds Friendship and Exercise Club Aimed at older people who want to keep active in older age, improve self-confidence and maintain independence. Gentle exercises, light refreshments and games. When: Tuesday Time: 10am - 11:30am Cost: £4 Venue: Fishponds Baptist Church, 9 Downend Road, BS16 5AS Contact: Spencer - 0782 515 5954 Walking Football Weekly walking football sessions for people over the age of 55 at Fishponds Metropolitan Academy.

When: Tuesday Time: 8pm - 9pm Cost: £3 Venue: Fishponds Metropolitan Academy, Snowdon Rd, BS16 2HD Contact: Matt - 0117 952 2581 Time to Move Stay Active - keep young and flexible. Friendly, supportive and fun! Improve balance, coordination and mobility. Gain confidence and a positive sense of wellbeing. When: Wednesday Time: 10am - 11am Cost: £5 Venue: Stapleton Church Hall, 23 Park Road, BS16 1AZ Contact: 0750 593 7156 Greater Fishponds / Kingswood 17

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. Walking Rugby Walking Rugby, gender neutral.

All welcome. Touch Rugby, minimal contact. Strict adherence to the laws of Walking Rugby. When: Wednesday Time: 6:30pm - 8pm Cost: £3 (+ mem. £20 per season) Venue: Kingswood RFC, Grimsby Road, BS15 9RA Contact: John - 0795 416 4590 Staying Steady Class Strength and balance class to help build strength, walk steadily and lower your risk of falling. During the class you might use equipment. When: Thursday Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm Cost: £3.50 Venue: Brunel Fitness Centre, Speedwell Road, BS15 1NU Contact: 0117 377 0098 Walking Football Weekly walking football sessions at SGS College Wise Campus for people aged 55+.

Term time only. When: Wednesday Time: 11am - 12pm Cost: £3 Venue: SGS College Wise Campus, New Road, Stoke Gifford, BS34 8LP Contact: Matt - 0117 952 2581 Greater Fishponds / Kingswood 18 Walking Badminton An indoor all abilities opportunity to try or return to slower paced badminton fun!

When: Thursday Time: 11am - 12pm Cost: £3 - £4 Venue: Kingswood Leisure Centre, Church Road, BS16 4RH Contact: Claire - 0770 341 5975

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