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Adding years to life, adding life to years  

UPDATE ON OUR SERVICES AND OUR OFFICE RE-OPENING - 15th July 2020

With services opening up slowly across the UK we wanted to keep you updated on where we are with regards to our services and our office opening.

Currently we are all working from home and our Taunton office will remain closed to the public until further notice.

But we are only a phone call (or email info@ageuksomerset.org.uk) away!

We are continuing to run most of our services, so if you need:

  • Benefits advice then please do call us on 01823 345613, leave a message on the answerphone and someone from our team will call you back.
  • We can help with assessments to see what you may be entitled to,
  • We can advise you on Pension Credit (which you’ll need to continue to get a free TV Licence) and,
  • We can find a Volunteer to assist you over the phone with forms such as Attendance Allowance.

We are currently working hard to be able to resume our Ageing Well exercise sessions at some point in the future and many of our existing class members have just started participating in many classes online!   

Our Befriending service continues to run mainly over the phone but with some of our volunteers, if stringent safety measures are in place, beginning to do socially distanced face to face meetings.

For those who would like to have someone to chat to on the telephone we now offer a Friendly Phone Calls service.  Call 01823 345610 if you’d like more information.

Our Toe Nail Cutting service will soon restart gradually and we will be in touch with our clients who are affected to arrange a suitable way forward.

 

We are still working hard to do all we can to support older people in Somerset and North Somerset so please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are fully staffed and are standing by to be of service!

 

 

Ageing Well is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of older people.

We run a wide range of exercise sessions in Somerset and North Somerset - general fitness, strength and balance, chair-based classes, yoga and Tai Chi. There is something to suit everyone. We also hold regular events and activities, giving everyone a chance to participate in something local and fun.

Call 01823 345626 for more information.

 

Why exercise is good for you

Physical activity helps you stay healthy, active and independent as you get older and it’s not all about high impact exercise - it’s about finding something that’s right for you. For many people, it can be difficult to get started but it doesn’t matter how mobile you are, doing something to improve your fitness and mobility is a positive thing. And being fitter can also make you feel more confident, improve your self-esteem and generate a real sense of well-being.

Follow us on facebook – Ageing Well @healthandwellbeingsomerset

 

Please be aware that the information on this webpage may be out of date

Please be aware that some of the content you see on this webpage may be out of date and refer to services and information that was relevant before the Coronavirus outbreak. 

For up to date information on the services we offer, where you can get help, how to stay healthy, volunteering and more please visit: www.ageuksomersetcoronavirus.org.uk

Visit www.ageuksomersetcoronavirus.org.uk

What type of classes are available?

Information about the different types of classes can be found by clicking on the links below:

Stay Strong Stay Steady

Flexercise

Tai Chi and Yoga

General Fitness classes

 

 

Where is your nearest class?

Have a look and see what classes we have running close to you.  Click on the area you are interested in and you will be taken to list of classes in that area.

(If you are viewing on a mobile and it doesn't show correctly, try turning it sideways, or you may find it easier to view the pdf booklets which can be downloaded from the bottom of the page.)

  Mendip

  North Somerset

  Sedgemoor

  South Somerset

  Taunton Deane

  West Somerset

 

Cost

Our classes cost between £2 and £5 each and you only pay for the classes you attend. There is no need to book in advance.

For more information or if you have any questions please contact the Ageing Well team.

Phone:  01823 345626

email:  ageingwell@ageuksomerset.org.uk

View or download the Booklets which list the sessions and more!