What's on - for over 55s South Bristol 2018

What's on - for over 55s South Bristol 2018

What's on - for over 55s South Bristol 2018

active • healthy • happy what’s on for over 55s South Bristol 2018

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 Bedminster / Southville BS3 7 - 9 Brislington East and West BS4 10 - 12 Filwood / Knowle / Windmill Hill BS4 15 - 17 Stockwood / Hengrove / Whitchurch B14 19 - 22 Withywood BS13 18 Citywide BS1 – BS16 5 - 6 Key to activities Accessible Parking MacmillanTaster Tokens* Dementia Friendly Refreshments Toilets *See page 13 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 Alex Rotas Photography.

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. 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.” About Active Ageing Bristol 3

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 Church, Mina Road, BS2 9YT Contact: 0117 941 3489

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. Citywide 6 See page 14 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. 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. June - Sept 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

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. Keep Fit for Over 50s A Keep Fit session on a Monday. Wear suitable clothing and footwear. When: Monday Time: 10am - 11:30am Cost: £4 Venue: The St Francis Centre, North Street, BS3 1JP Contact: Doreen - 0117 937 2280 Walking Group - Stroll ‘n’ Chat Friendly group who walk 3 miles on varied routes local and further afield. For those who can walk an hour+. Call for a walk programme. When: Monday and alt. Thurs/Fri Time: Usually starts at 10am Cost: Free Venue: Various locations Contact: 0117 305 2365 Walking Rugby A fully non- contact version of the game, played at walking pace - competitive team activity and fun for all abilities.

When: Monday Time: 10am - 11am Cost: £4 Venue: Various venues in BS3 Contact: 0776 644 6572 Qijong Course 4 week courses - starting 14th May 2018. The class will include a warm up and simple Qigong movements, as well as breathing exercises and sound healing. When: Monday Time: 6pm - 7pm Cost: £24 for 4 weeks / £7 drop-in Venue: Totterdown Methodist Church, Bushy Park, BS4 2EG Contact: Janicerossiter51@hotmail. com Bedminster / Southville 7

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. Tai Chi Monica Wills House activity. For people with balance and mobility problems. The class is not the full Tai Chi form and is mainly seated. When: Tuesday (term time only) Time: 2pm - 3pm Cost: £2 Venue: Monica Wills House, Cromwell Street, BS3 1HN Contact: 0117 305 2365 Zumba Gold Toning Fun resistance workout for 50+ beginners and returners to exercise. Use maraca-like Zumba Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm, build strength and tone. When: Thursday Time: 10:30am - 11:15am Cost: £5 Venue: United Reform Church, 48 Stanley Street, BS3 3PG Contact: Marie - 0117 963 4104 Zumba Gold A fun, lower impact Zumba dance fitness class inspired by dances and music from all over the world.

Wear comfortable clothes. When: Wednesday Time: 11am - 11:45am Cost: £4 Venue: United Reform Church, 48 Stanley Street, BS3 3PG Contact: Marie - 0117 963 4104 Zumba Gold in the Chair Monica Wills House activity. For those with limited mobility. Have some fun and keep fit to zesty music. Open to non-residents. When: Alternate Thursdays Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm Cost: £2 Venue: Monica Wills House, Cromwell Street, BS3 1HN Contact: Marie - 0117 963 4104 Bedmninster / Southville 8

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. Victoria Park Short Walk Short, fun, led walks held at a steady pace. Walk routes are tarmacked paths with some hills. Meet at the venue below. When: 2nd & 4th Tuesday Time: 10:30am - 12pm Cost: Free Venue: Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, BS3 4EA Contact: 0117 305 2365 New Age Kurling A sport that can be played by all abilities. The game doesn’t require any physical fitness, but exercises muscles you wouldn’t usually use! When: Friday Time: 11am - 12pm Cost: £2 Venue: The Elephant House, 1 Dean Lane, BS3 1BG Contact: 0117 305 2365 Line Dancing Join this friendly dance class where we have fun.

Complete beginners welcome! Open to all abilities and experience.

When: Friday Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm Cost: £4 Venue: Southbank Club, Dean Lane, BS3 1DB Contact: 0117 305 2365 Bedminster / Southville 9 Dementia Friendly Swimming Quieter sessions at swimming pools with trained staff and appropriate facilities. When: Various Time: Various Cost: £2.30 (Carers go free!) Venue: Bristol South Swimming Pool, Dean Lane, BS3 1BS Contact: 0117 903 1618

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. Brislington East and West 10 Tai Chi Tai Chi is a relaxing exercise suitable for all. Very good for muscles, joins and overall health.

Come along and try it out! When: Monday Time: 1pm - 2pm Cost: £3 Venue: St Anne’s Church Hall, Langton Road, BS4 4ER Contact: 0782 554 8884 Tai Chi Tai Chi is a relaxing exercise suitable for all. Very good for muscles, joints and overall health. Come and try it out! When: Monday Time: 2:15pm - 3:15pm Cost: £3 Venue: St Peter’s Church Hall, 170 Allison Road, BS4 4NZ Contact: 0771 874 5815 Carol’s Line Dancers Mix of beginner, improver and intermediate classes available. Social and great fun.

When: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday Time: Various Cost: Call for details Venue: St Luke’s Church Hall, Church Parade, BS4 5AZ Contact: 0787 083 0695 Yoga for over 50s These gentle classes are specially designed for the mature body. We will slowly and carefully build movement, mobility and strength using ground mats. When: Tuesday Time: 1:30 - 2:30pm Cost: £3 Venue: St Anne’s Church Hall, Langton Road, BS4 4ER Contact: 0782 554 8884

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. Brislington East and West 11 Zumba Gold Zumba Gold is specially designed for over 50s.

Great exercise. When: Tuesday Time: 11:30am - 12:15pm Cost: £3 Venue: Hungerford Community Centre, Hungerford Road, BS4 5EX Contact: 0782 554 8884 Senior Social Club - Sequence Dancing Join this popular seniors sequence dancing group suitable for all levels. When: Thursday Time: 2pm - 4pm Cost: £1 Venue: United Reform Church, Grove Park, BS4 3LG Contact: 0117 977 7534 Dancefit A fun dance and fitness class for over 50s. We use steps and music from a variety of dance inc. Latin, Country, Western, 60s. When: Wednesday Time: 10:30am - 11:30am Cost: £5 Venue: United Reform Church, Grove Park, BS4 3LG Contact: 0117 939 1672 Playford Country Dance Group The Playford Country Dance Group is a modern take on playford type dancing.

Everyone welcome. When: Thursday Time: 7:30 - 9:30pm Cost: Call for details Venue: St Peter’s Church Hall, 170 Allison Road, BS4 4NZ Contact: 0117 971 9882

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. Yoga Yoga class with Pauline at St Anne’s Church Hall. Open for all to attend. When: Thursday Time: 7:15pm - 8:15pm Cost: £7 / 5 classes for £25 Venue: St Anne’s Church Hall, Langton Road, BS4 4ER Contact: Pauline - 0777 895 2662 Brislington East and West 12 Chair Yoga - COMING SOON Yoga exercises especially for over 50s with mobility concerns - call to register your interest and to find out more. When: Call for more details Time: Call for more details Cost: Call for more details Venue: St Peter’s Church Hall, 170 Allison Road, BS4 4NZ Contact: 0782 554 8884 Simple Circuits A circuit class run in line with recommendatio- ns for Cardiac Rehab clients and suitable for those new to exercise and with stable medical conditions.

When: Wednesday and Saturday Time: 6pm - 7pm (Weds) / 11am - 12pm (Sat) Cost: £3.50 Venue: South Bristol locations Contact: 0773 466 8970

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. About Macmillan Taster Tokens 13 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 South Bristol

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. Scheme: Downs Walking Group Scheme Coordinator: Timothy Dowling and Jeff Rowland Contact No: Jeff Rowland - 0798 502 4650 Contact Email: timothydowling12@gmail.com Scheme: Hengrove Park Leisure Centre Scheme Coordinator: Naomi Button Contact No: 0117 937 0200 Contact Email: hengrove.referral@parkwood-leisure.co.uk Scheme: Knowle West Health Park Scheme Coordinator: Laura Hathway Contact No: 0117 377 2255 Contact Email: lhathway@knowlewesthealthpark.co.uk Scheme: Ramblers Walking for Health Scheme Coordinator: Darron Hamilton Contact No: 0791 750 3766 Contact Email: darron.hamilton@bristol.gov.uk Scheme: St Monica Trust Scheme Coordinator: Dan Lewin Contact No: 0117 305 3265 Contact Email: dan.lewin@stmonicatrust.org.uk Scheme: WalkOut Bristol Scheme Coordinator: David Sully Contact No: 0781 440 3123 Contact Email: walkout@lgbtbristol.co.uk Walking for Health Schemes Across Bristol About Walking for Health 14

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. Very Gentle Exercise for Over 50s Gentle exercise to help you regain fitness at your own pace. Exercises can be tailored to your needs. Walking aids can be used. When: Monday Time: 9:45am - 10:45am Cost: £3.50 Venue: Knowle West Health Park, Downton Road, BS4 1WH Contact: 0117 377 2255 Chair Zumba Zumba Gold Seated Class for those with cognitive and mobility special needs. Class gets very busy - call for availability. When: Tuesday Time: 11:10am - 12pm Cost: £2.50 Venue: Bristol Community South Links, Langhill Avenue, BS4 1TN Contact: 0117 377 2720 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, this is provided. When: Monday Time: 2pm - 3pm Cost: £3.50 Venue: The Park Community Centre, Daventry Road, BS4 1DQ Contact: 0117 903 9770 Hips, Bums and Tums A friendly group that will help you tone up.

When: Tuesday Time: 6pm - 7pm / 7pm - 8pm Cost: £3.50 Venue: Knowle West Health Park, Downton Road, BS4 1WH Contact: 0117 937 2255 Filwood / Knowle / Windmill Hill 15

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. Walking Cricket 55+ and always wondered what it would be like to play cricket? Whether you’ve played cricket before, or you’re new to the game, you will be made very welcome. When: Tuesday (starting 29th May) Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm Cost: Free Venue: The Park Community Centre, Daventry Road, BS4 1DQ Contact: Scott - 0795 827 1414 Fit and Fab (Women Only) You will meet with a health worker before starting a supportive group that includes taster sessions, talks and activities.

When: Thursday Time: 10am - 12pm Cost: £1 Venue: Knowle West Health Park, Downton Road, BS4 1WH Contact: 0117 903 0024 Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing These Tai Chi sessions are for all ages and mobilities, and are made up of very simple movements and mindfulness that can be done sitting or standing. When: Wednesday Time: 10:30am - 11:45am Cost: £4 Venue: Knowle West Health Park, Downton Road, BS4 1WH Contact: Andrea - 0789 103 4987 55+ Table Tennis All abilities welcome. Have fun. Meet new friends. Cost is dependant on attendance. When: Thursday Time: 10:30am - 11:30am Cost: £2 - £3 Venue: The Park Community Centre, Daventry Road, BS4 1DQ Contact: 0117 903 9770 Filwood / Knowle / Windmill Hill 16

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. 55+ Archery An activity for beginners or the more experienced. All equipment provided. New members welcome. When: Thursday Time: 11:45am - 1:15pm Cost: £2.50 Venue: The Park Community Centre, Daventry Road, BS4 1DQ Contact: 0117 903 9770 Walking Football Slower, low impact football for men and women over 50 years of age at The Park Centre. When: Friday Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm Cost: £3 Venue: The Park Community Centre, Daventry Road, BS4 1DQ Contact: 0779 650 5759 Filwood / Knowle / Windmill Hill 17 Dementia friendly Swimming Quieter sessions at swimming pools with trained staff and appropriate facilities.

When: Various Time: Various Cost: £2.50 (Carers go free!) Venue: Jubilee Swimming Pool, 30 Jubilee Road, BS4 2LP Contact: 0117 304 8180 Go Row Indoor - Induction Fully coached indoor rowing classes for all levels. Beginners and over 55s encouraged! When: Most Sundays Time: 1pm Cost: Free (Regular fitness class £5) Venue: Bristol Ariel Rowing Club, Pump House Lane, BS4 4RQ Contact: Julien and Geoff - 0794 025 9847

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. Withywood 18 Simple Circuits A circuit class run in line with recommendations for Cardiac Rehab clients and suitable for those new to exercise and with stable medical conditions. When: Wednesday and Saturday Time: 6pm - 7pm (Weds) / 11am - 12pm (Sat) Cost: £3.50 Venue: South Bristol locations Contact: 0773 466 8970 EPIC Short Mat Bowling Club An afternoon of fun and plenty of laughter. Please wear flat treadless rubber based shoes that have not been worn outdoors. When: Friday Time: 2pm - 4pm Cost: 1st session free / £3 Venue: The Withywood Centre, Queens Road, BS13 8QA Contact: 0117 987 8400 Sequence Dancing An activity for beginners or the more experienced, enjoying a dance in the afternoon.

New members welcome. When: Thursday Time: 2pm - 4pm Cost: £2 Venue: The Withywood Centre, Queens Road, BS13 8QA Contact: 0117 987 8400 Tai Chi - Beginners Are you looking to improve your health by keeping your body and mind active? Frank leads this relaxing and healthy session in a fun environment.

When: Friday Time: 10am - 11am Cost: £5 Venue: The Withywood Centre, Queens Road, BS13 8QA Contact: 0777 310 6793

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. Stockwood / Hengrove 19 Line Dancing - 55+ Weekly line dancing sessions for people aged 55+. When: Monday and Thursday Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm Cost: £3 Venue: BS14 Club, Stockwood Lane, BS14 8SJ Contact: 01275 833239 Dance Variety Learn steps and short routines from a different dance style each week. Some dance or fitness experience useful. Wear comfortable clothes.

When: Monday Time: 1pm - 2pm Cost: £5 Venue: South Bristol Sports Centre, W Town Lane, BS14 9EA Contact: 0117 305 2365 Dance Fit Get fit at this fun class, with dance steps from Salsa, Jive, Bollywood, Swing, Latin and more! Wear fitness clothes and trainers. When: Monday (term time only) Time: 11:45am - 12:45pm Cost: £4 Venue: South Bristol Sports Centre, W Town Lane, BS14 9EA Contact: 0117 305 2365 Whitchurch Railway Path Walk A friendly group walk along treelined paths. Start and finish at venue below. Please arrive 10 minutes early for your first walk. When: Monday (exc. Bank Holiday) Time: 10am - 11:30am Cost: Free Venue: South Bristol Sports Centre, W Town Lane, BS14 9EA Contact: 0117 305 2365

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. Stockwood / Hengrove 20 Staying Steady - Level 2 Strength and balance class to help build strength, walk steadily and lower your risk of falling. During the class you might use equipment, which is provided. When: Monday Time: 12:15pm - 1:15pm Cost: £3.50 Venue: Hengrove Park Leisure Centre, BS14 0DE Contact: 0117 937 0200 Walking Rugby An indoor all abilities opportunity to try or return to slow paced rugby related fun and games! When: Monday Time: 9:30am - 11am Cost: £3 - £4 Venue: Hengrove Park Leisure Centre, BS14 0DE Contact: darmstrong@bristolrugby.

co.uk Stockwood Short Mat Indoor Bowls All equipment provided. No experience needed. All welcome. Sessions from 10am - 12pm on Mond and 10am - 12pm / 2pm - 4pm on Weds. When: Monday and Wednesday Time: See above Cost: £2 Venue: Christ The Servant Church, Stockwood Road, BS14 8SP Contact: Mike - 01275 837522 Walking Football A slower version of football for over 55s. Beginners and intermediate sessions running concurrently.

When: Tuesday (term time only) Time: 10:30am - 12pm Cost: £4 Venue: South Bristol Sports Centre, W Town Lane, BS14 9EA Contact: 0117 305 2365

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. Staying Steady - Level 1 For people attending for the first time. Strength and balance class to help build strength, walk steadily and lower your risk of falling. During the class you might use equipment, which is provided. When: Tuesday Time: 12:15pm - 1:15pm Cost: £3.50 Venue: Hengrove Park Leisure Centre, BS14 0DE Contact: 0117 937 0200 Skittles Classic pub game played for fun.

Easy to learn, difficult to master and great fun for beginners and experts alike. When: Wednesday Time: 2:30pm start Cost: £1 Venue: South Bristol Sports Centre, W Town Lane, BS14 9EA Contact: 0117 305 2365 Dementia Friendly Swim or Walk Quieter sessions at swimming pools with trained staff and appropriate facilities or a Level 1 LED walk session. When: Wednesday Time: 1pm - 2pm Cost: £3.90 (Carers go free!) Venue: Hengrove Park Leisure Centre, BS14 0DE Contact: 0117 937 0200 Yoga Non aerobic form of exercise to develop flexinility, strength and balance.

When: Thursday (term time only) Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm Cost: £4 Venue: South Bristol Sports Centre, W Town Lane, BS14 9EA Contact: 0117 305 2365 Stockwood / Hengrove 21

Activity details are correct at the time of print, please call to confirm details. Walking Netball All abilities and all levels of experience are welcome. This is a fun and active way to get the ball in hand and moving. When: Thursday Time: 11am - 12pm Cost: £3.50 Venue: Hengrove Park Leisure Centre, BS14 0DE Contact: kris.tavender@bristol- sport.co.uk Walking Basketball An indoor all abilities opportunity to try or return to slow paced basketball related fun and games! When: Friday Time: 11am - 12pm Cost: £3.50 Venue: Hengrove Park Leisure Centre, BS14 0DE Contact: jenny.lewis@bristolflyers.

co.uk Tai Chi (Experience Necessary) Consists of sequences of slow, controlled movements that can improve balance and promote relaxation. When: Friday (term time only) Time: 10am - 11am Cost: £3.50 Venue: South Bristol Sports Centre, W Town Lane, BS14 9EA Contact: 0117 305 2365 Tai Chi (Beginners) Exercises consisting of sequences of slow, controlled movements that can improve balance and promote relaxation. Call before attending.

When: Friday (term time only) Time: 11:15am - 12:15pm Cost: £5 Venue: South Bristol Sports Centre, W Town Lane, BS14 9EA Contact: 0117 305 2365 Stockwood / Hengrove 22

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