Find out here about activities and events taking place at Age UK Bradford District and in our local community.
Keeping Bradford Moving
We want to ensure that Bradford keeps on moving, by listening to and understanding older people's needs as we create physical activity opportunities.
Our primary focus is to counter the limitations and restrictions in place due to Covid-19.
Sessions will be delivered by qualified practitioners, who are experienced in delivering activities for older people.
These sessions will be personalised and suited to an individual's needs and interests, helping shape the next steps of Keeping Bradford Moving.
- Eat, Move, Be Happy sessions
We have partnered with Eat, Move, Be Happy to provide free sessions on staying active.
Keep Bradford Moving is funded by the Tackling Inequalities Fund.
This fund exists to help to reduce the negative impact of coronavirus and the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity.
Versus Arthritis have produced some great resources on physical activities and mental health.
Campaigning & Support
Ageing Without Children (AWOC)
AWOC is a campaigning & support group which aims to highlight the issues that affect those that are ageing without children and raise awareness amongst statutory and voluntary services in order to improve services. The group normally meets once a month for a meeting and also has regular socials (due to coronavirus the group is currently using ZOOM)
The third Wednesday of every month; 4 – 6pm via Zoom
(prior to coronavirus we were meeting in person at the Equality Together premises)
The group is open to all those ageing without children; this includes:
- Those without children
- Those whose children live far away
- Those who are estranged from their children
We also welcome organisations that wish to work positively with those ageing without children.
For more information contact Rachel on Rachel.Nauwelaerts@ageukbd.org.uk or phone 07873 3059910
Coffee and Chat
Morrisons Coffee and Chat (Idle) Morrisons Cafe, Enterprise 5, 275 Bradford Road, BD10 8EG. Tuesdays from 11am to 12.30pm.
Morrisons Coffee and Chat (Girlington) Morrisons Cafe, Young Street, Bradford, BD8 9BN. Thursdays from 12 noon to 1.15pm
Friday Friends. Tiny's Coffee Shop, 24 High St, Queensbury, Bradford BD13 2PA. Every two weeks, on a Friday, 2pm to 4pm. Starting on 24th January.
All are welcome - just come along!
Breakfast and Lunch Clubs
Veterans Breakfast Club. TheTurls Green Wetherspoons, Centenerary Square, Bradford, BD1 1HY. Last Thursday of each month from 10am to 12pm. All welcome - just come along!!
Wetherspoons Lunch Club. The Turls Green Wetherspoons, Centenary Square, Bradford BD1 1HY. 3rd Thursday of each month from 12 noon to 2pm. Please contact our Customer Service team on 01274 391190 if you would like to attend.
Bradford Grammar School, Keighley Road, Bradford, BD9 4JP. Wednesdays (term-time) from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Please contact our Customer Service team on 01274 391190 if you would like to attend.
Keighley Community Cafe, Keighley Shared Church, Church Street, Keighley, BD21 5HT. All welcome - just come along!
Mondays from 10am to 1.30pm.
1st Wednesday of the month 10am-12:30pm
Denholme Wellbeing Cafe. Denholme Mechanics Institute, Main Road, Denholme, BD13 4BL. 2nd Thursday of each month from 1.30pm to 4pm. All welcome - just come along!!
Mary Seacole Court Day Service. Housing 21, Mary Seacole Court, Bradford, BD5 0SW. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please contact our Customer Service team on 01274 391190 if you would like to attend.
Tuesday Friends - Lunch and Activity Group. Great Horton Village Hall, Great Horton, Bradford, BD7 3PE. Tuesday from 11am to 3pm. All welcome - just come along!!
Movie Mondays Light Cinema (Broadway Bradford). 1st Monday of the month. 10.30am-2pm
Activity and Exercise Sessions
Swimming Club. District wide venues. We have an experienced, qualified swimming teacher who, if practical, can offer company and support in going swimming. Please contact our Customer Service team on 01274 391190 to find out more
Get Active Feel Great. Various sessions. Please contact our Customer Service team on 01274 391190 if you would like to attend.
- Sunshine Reminiscence Group, Mary Seacole Court BD5 0SW - 11am-12pm 2nd Tuesday of the month. To attend call Mandy on 07471034473.
- Sunshine Reminiscence Group, Manningham Mills Community Centre, Lilycroft Road, Bradford BD8 5BD – 10:30 – 12pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. For more info contact to attend call Mandy on 07471034473.
Community Group Support
Our wellbeing and engagement officers can support community groups across the district. We are trained in delivering reminiscence session and Get Active Feel Great activity groups. We do ask for a small contribution to cover our costs. For more information please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org 01274 391190
Do you feel that there is a gap or something missing in Bradford? We can support individuals or small community groups to establish activities that are right for them in their own communities.
If you require support setting up or facilitating a group, we can help! Please get in touch at email@example.com or phone 01274 391190 to speak to Mandy Tennant.