Our activities are a great way to socialiseJoin us for a wide range of activities for people over 55. Our Living Well activities are affordable, and a great way to socialise.

Arts & crafts

Stitch & Mix Shrewsbury

A free social craft group for those who enjoy knitting, crochet, sewing or embroidery and having a chat. The group meets weekly on Thursday afternoons at Re:creation Cafe, Riverside Mall, Shrewsbury.

Please note: the Shrewsbury Stitch & Mix group is currently at capacity and is not accepting any new members. However, if you call Susan on 01743 233 123 we'll put you on the waiting list and let you know when a place becomes available.

Stitch & Mix Telford

Do you knit, crochet, sew or embroider? This free craft group is for all levels, from beginners to experts. Bring along your own project and meet others with similar interests. The group meets every week on Tuesday mornings at The Chapel, Meeting Point House, Southwater Square, Telford.

Computers

IT Class

Drop in session with experienced tutors for those who know nothing about IT, to those wanting to know more about a device they already have. Learn to use a computer or tablet to send emails, use Facebook or do online shopping. Brookside Community Centre, Bembridge, Brookside, every Wednesday afternoon. Cost £4.00.

Keeping active

Shrewsbury Walking Football ClubShrewsbury Walking Football Club

Join Shrewsbury Walking Football Club at Monkmoor Recreation Centre, Racecourse Crescent, Shrewsbury for this weekly Thursday morning session. It's a great way for men over 55 to stay in touch with the game and keep fit. Cost £4.00 per session.

Walking for Health Walks

Free steady pace walks around Shrewsbury, lasting approximately 45-60 minutes. No dogs please except assistance dogs. Phone Susan on 01743 233 123 for more details.

All Ability Fitness Health Session for Men

This is a friendly, informal weekly exercise session on Wednesday afternoons at Shrewsbury United Reform Church, Coleham Head, Shrewsbury. It is specially designed for men over 55 to improve their strength, co-ordination and balance. Cost £4.00 per session.

Zumba Gold

A low impact, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired exercise session on Wednesday afternoons at Shrewsbury United Reform Church, Coleham Head, Shrewsbury. Cost £4.00.

Zumba Gold

Latin-inspired exercise session that's low impact and easy-to-follow. Every Friday afternoon at Theatre Severn Dance Studio, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury. The cost is £4.00.

Extend Exercise Group

A weekly class of gentle exercise to music on a Thursday morning at The Beaconsfield Club, Meadow Place, Shrewsbury. The cost is £4.00.

Activities Morning

Held every Thursday morning at Admaston House Community Centre, Wellington Road, Admaston, this two hour session consists of gentle exercise with the option of having a massage afterwards. Cost is £4.00.

Dance Excercise

Have fun as you dance your way to fitness at this weekly Wednesday afternoon session at The Sambrook Centre, Grange Avenue, Stirchley. £4.00 per session.

Dance Fit

Dance Fit classes are fun and suitable for all ability levels. Come along on your own or with friends to this weekly Thursday morning session at Hollinswood Neighbourhood Centre, Downmeade, Hollinswood. £2.50 per session.

Reading groups

Shrewsbury Library Reading GroupShrewsbury Library Reading Group

A daytime group for book lovers, meeting the first Wednesday of every month at Shrewsbury Library, Castle Gates, Shrewsbury. Books are chosen by the members and supplied by Shropshire Libraries. A contribution of £1.00 - £1.50 per session is appreciated.

The Lantern Reading Group

This book lovers group meets at The Lantern Community Building, Meadow Farm Drive, Shrewsbury on the second Friday of every month. Books are chosen by the members and supplied by Shropshire Libraries. A contribution of £1.00 - £1.50 per session is appreciated.

Simply social

Tuesday Afternoon Tea

Join us at Central, Shrewsbury Baptist Church, Claremont Street, Shrewsbury for refreshments and a varied program of entertainments on Tuesday afternoons, once every two weeks. Previously the entertainment has included quizzes, historical talks, music making sessions and even a performance by the Community Ukele Band. A contribution of £3.00 per session is appreciated.

Friday Mornings at The Base

Pop in to The Base on Friday mornings and meet up with friends or make new ones from your community. Held in the newly refurbished community room at Shrewsbury Baptist Church, Crowmere Road, Shrewsbury, all are welcome to drop in for some reasonably priced refreshments including hot drinks, bacon rolls, tea cakes and tray bakes. .

Singing

Orchard Singers

Join the Orchard Singers, Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin's community choir of enthusiastic singers aged 50+. The choir meets at Orchard Cafe, Town Walls, Shrewsbury on Tuesday afternoons. Led by Adrian Plant, the informal singing sessions feature classic and popular songs that can be chosen by you. A contribution of £3.00 per session is appreciated.

Please note: the choir is currently at capacity and is not accepting any new members. However, if you call Susan on 01743 233 123 we'll put you on the waiting list and let you know when a place becomes available.

Further information

To find out more about activities based in the Shropshire area, please contact Susan at our Shrewsbury office on 01743 233 123.

To find out more about activities based in the Telford & Wrekin area, please contact Diane at our Telford office on 01952 201 803.

Please note that details such as time and venue may change and it is advisable to telephone for current information.

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