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From Knitting to Pole Fitness - Age UK Brighton & Hove offers new timetable for over 50s

Published on 03 February 2020 09:04 AM

Age UK Brighton and Hove is launching a new timetable this week that includes a wide range of exercise classes, activities and social groups - everything from knitting and Bridge, to Tai Chi and Pole Fitness! Most activities are held at the Prestonville Road centre in Seven Dials, although some are located around Brighton and Hove.

The new timetable follows Age UK Brighton & Hove’s successful merger with Age UK West Sussex last year. Since the merger, the team have increased the number of classes available and come up with a creative and interesting range of activities for over 50s locally.

Rowan Hillier, Development Manager at Age UK Brighton & Hove said “We’re delighted to offer such a wide range of activities now. From more traditional coffee mornings, chess and knitting, to computing, drama, dancing, massage and Pole Fitness! I’d encourage people in their 50s and 60s to take a look at what we offer, as there’s something for everyone. We’re here to help people make the most of life, by staying active, socialising, learning a new skill or just having fun. Why not give something new a go this year?”

Described as ‘pilates on a pole’, the Pole Fitness Class is offering a free taster session on February 6th between 11 – 12am. The new course begins on February 20th. People can get more details or sign up by calling Age UK Brighton & Hove on 01273 720 603.

Jeni, 72, does Pole Fitness at Age UK in Bognor Regis, she said “Pole Fitness gives me exercise, helps me with balance and makes me feel younger! I can also go and tell my granddaughter I’ve been pole dancing – I’d highly recommend it!”

The new timetable is available at or pop in to Age UK Brighton & Hove to collect a copy at 29-31 Prestonville Road, BN1 3TJ. You can also call 01273 720 603 for more details.

Age UK West Sussex and Age UK Brighton & Hove merged in July 2019. Last year the charities helped over 15,000 older people, tackling a range of issues like poverty, social care and loneliness as well as helping people make the most of later life.