Our Get going Together project - working with four other Age UKs in Cheshire, Coventry, Leicester, Shire & Rutland and South Tyneside - encourages older people with long-term health conditions to 'get' more active, both physically and mentally and therefore become less socially isolated.

Our physical activity sessions, working closely with Oldham Community Leisure, include , Health Walks, gentle Scenic Strolls and our successful Stitch 'n' Stroll sessions.

We’ve not just been focusing on exercise though, we’ve got a great ‘Knit and Natter’ group at the Boathouse Café at Alexandra Park where you can get together and make new friends.  If you decide to have a stroll with our walking group afterwards, that’s even better!

We also encourage Community Groups, Lunch Clubs and Sheltered Housing Schemes to try out exercise as part of their meetings. 

We can offer taster sessions and programmes of activity over 6 to 12 weeks at your group so that you can have a go. 

All the below sessions are open to all - you are more than welcome to come and give any of them a try!

Gentle Exercise - the class can be structured to the individual whilst in a group setting including chair-based exercise. All sessions are open to all.

  • Mondays 10am - weekly
  • Moorside View, Smallbrook Rd, Shaw OL2 7UQ
  • Free
  • Funded by Ambition for Ageing
  • Mondays 12:15pm - weekly
  • Washbrook Court, Nelson Way, Chadderton OL9 8NL
  • £2.00 per session
  • Funded by NIF through FCHO - free for residents
  • Tuesdays 11:00am - weekly
  • Sweetbriar House, Glebe Street, Shaw OL2 7SF
  • £2.00 per session
  • Thursdays 11:00am  - weekly
  • Violet Hill Court, Coben St, Waterhead OL4 2SS
  • £2.00 per session
  • Fridays 12:30pm - weekly
  • Hope Methodist Church, Oldham Road, Failsworth M35 9AQ
  • £2.00 per session 
  • Funded by Ambition for Ageing
  • Fridays 2:00pm - weekly
  • Daisy Hill Court, Waterhead OL4 2HS
  • £2.00 per session 
  • Funded by NIF through FCHO - free for residents. 

Health Walks - please wear suitable clothing and footwear

  • Mondays 11:00am - weekly
  • Chadderton Hall Park, Chadderton Hall Rd, Chadderton OL9 0QB
  • 1.5 miles - meet at the Pavillion Cafe
  • Free
  • Wednesdays 1:00pm - weekly
  • Alexander Park, Kings Road, Oldham OL8 2BN
  • 2.5 miles - meet at Kings Road Car Park 
  • Free
  • Thursdays 1:00pm - weekly
  • Daisy Nook Country Park, Stannybrook Road, Failsworth M35 9WJ
  • 3 miles - meet at the Visitors Centre
  • Free
  • Fridays 1:00pm - weekly
  • Tandle Hill Country Park, Tandle Hill Road, Royton, OL2 5UX
  • 2 miles - meet at park entrance
  • Free

Gentle Stroll
- walking at a gentler pace, please wear suitable clothing and footwear.

  • Tuesdays 2pm - weekly
  • Warburton Court, High Street, Uppermill OL3 6FL
  • A gentle stroll around Uppermill Village and along the canal side - meet at side of Warburton Court.
  • Free

Stitch 'n' Stroll - includes knitting session and walking at a gentler pace, please wear suitable clothing and footwear.

  • Tuesdays 10:30am - weekly
  • Dunwood Park, Smallbrook Road, Shaw OL2 7UQ
  • A gentle stroll through the park - meet at Cafe Mandels
  • Free
  • Funded by Ambition for Ageing

Knit & Natter / Walk & Talk Sessions 

  • Thursdays 10:30am to 12:30pm - weekly
  • Boathouse Cafe, Alexander Park, Oldham OL8 2BN
  • Come and join us for a natter and enjoy knitting and  gentle walking - walks will leave the cafe around 11:00am
  • Free
  • Funded by Ambition for Ageing

Walking Netball 

  • Monday 1pm to 2pm - weekly
  • Oldham Leisure Centre, Oldham OL9 6AF
  • A slowed down version designed for anyone looking to exercise in a relaxed, supportive and friendly environment - click here for more info.

So get in touch if you are interested – we promise it’s good fun!

We are always looking for volunteers to share their skills and help us run our activities and help people who need assistance to take part.

If you feel you'd like to help us in any of these sessions, please click the link below to look at our volunteering opportunities and how to register.


Teresa Griffiths - Engagement & Wellbeing Coordinator

Email: teresa.griffiths@ageukoldham.org.uk

Phone: 0161 622 9267

Further information