We run a number of leisure and social activities for older people in the Oldham area, helping people to keep fit, have fun, meet new people and even embark on new adventures.....

Over 50s Leisure Classes

Tai ChiStaying active in older age has many benefits including improved mobility, co-ordination, reduced risk from falls and improved general health and well being, as well as reducing the risk of a stroke, heart disease or high blood pressure.

To help keep older people in Oldham fit and active, we work in partnership with Oldham Community Leisure to provide varied activities especially designed for older people.

More older people than ever are participating in regular exercise and making new friendships in leisure centres throughout our town.

Classes include Tai Chi, indoor bowls, line dancing, Sit and Get fit, Easy Going Keep Fit, aqua and gym sessions – all especially designed for the over 50s.

Click on the Oldham Active link below for further details and costs for classes or call into any of Oldham's Leisure Centres.

Tea dance event

Tea dances

Come over all Strictly Come Dancing with our afternoon tea dance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, West Street, Oldham.

Our popular afternoon dance gives you the chance to step back in time and celebrate the days when dance halls were full of feet moving to the waltz, tango, cha cha cha and quickstep.

Our afternoon tea dances are really popular as news of them spreads by word of mouth. Many people travel across Manchester and from as far as Leeds and Sheffield, to join us each month.

The Queen Elizabeth Hall is a great venue to join in the old-time dances, and experience some new ones or to just simply enjoy the music and the company. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and the afternoon is rounded off with free refreshments served by volunteers.

During the year we have themed dances which include Valentines Day, Summertime, Halloween, 1940s Remembrance, Christmas and many more. Dancers celebrate our special themed dances by coming in costume or in a colour theme to bring some extra smiles and laughs to the afternoon.

2017 dates:

All dances - 1pm to 4pm, £3.00

  • Thursday 9th February 2016               
  • Thursday 2nd March 2016            
  • Thursday 23rd March 2016          
  • Thursday 6th April 2016     
  • Thursday 27th April 2016

Choir - Age UK Singers 

Age UK Oldham Singers are a singing for pleasure group who meet each Monday afternoon from 2pm until 4pm at the Clock Café in Failsworth. You don’t have to be a Frank Sinatra or a Shirley Bassey – the group focus on coming together every week to simply enjoy singing together.

They say 'Music is good for the soul’ and singing ‘keeps you young’ - we also know how singing can release pressures and stress in your life, making it good for you mentally, physically and emotionally as well as your general state of well-being.
Membership of the Age UK Oldham Singers is growing and each year they happily open our Annual Silver Stars Competition as well as entertaining local Care Home residents, Lunchclubs and visitors to our George Street Chapel. Our choir are fast becoming local celebrities and new members are always made very welcome.


Age UK Oldham organises holidays abroad for older people who are able to travel independently but feel more confident with the support of an escorted group. 

A friendly escort accompanies the group and is available to help with any problems
Enjoy meeting new friends!
We have a holiday meeting prior to travelling to give you a chance to meet your escort and others travelling on your holiday.
The price of the holiday includes transfers to and from a central point in Oldham to the airport and all transfer fees in resort.

A friendly Escort accompanies the group and is available to help with any problems.  Enjoy meeting new friends!

We have a holiday meeting prior to travelling to give you the chance to meet your Escort and others travelling on your holiday. 

The price of the holiday includes transfers to and from a central point in Oldham to the airport and all transfer fees in the resort.


  • For Tea Dance & Choir

Maggie Hurley - Volunteer and Community Services Manager

Phone: 0161 622 9252  or  07557 276 518

Email: maggie.hurley@ageukoldham.org.uk

  • For Holidays

Lindsey Pateman - Holiday Coordinator

Phone: 0161 622 9310  

Email: lindsey.pateman@ageukoldham.org.uk

Further information