Ageing Well is a National programme promoting physical activity for mental and physical health and wellbeing.
“Adding years to life, adding life to years” is our aim and Age UK Somerset organises activities and sessions throughout Somerset including North Somerset.
Offering healthy lifestyles advice, physical activity and flexercise for fun - we aim to improve the health and wellbeing of older adults ensuring that ‘adding years to life also means adding life to years’.
Why exercise is good
Regular activity is essential in helping to remain agile and independent. It can greatly improve ones sense of well-being as well as help prevent or maintain future health problems. It makes you feel better and improves self-esteem, because you look and feel better about yourself. It is always enjoyed in a social situation.
Whatever you do start gently and gradually build up the length of time. Government recommendations state that you should build up to 30 minutes a day on most days of the week.
Our classes cost between £2 and £5 for a session lasting an hour or more, depending on what they are. You will only pay for the classes you attend and you do not need to book in advance. Class costs are periodically reviewed.
View all our Ageing Well Sessions
Health and well-being sessions for older adults
View or download the Booklets which list the sessions and more!
This booklet lists all the sessions that are currently running in Somerset. Please call before you attend for the first time.
This booklet includes both Age UK Somerset sessions and others as part of the North Somerset Staying Steady initiative.
Find out more about our Stay Strong, Stay Steady sessions - special sessions to help improve balance and prevent falls.
Ageing Well in action!
Take a deep breath
Watch our short film showing the benefits of dancing for older people.
Minehead Flash Mob!
Our flash mob outside the West Somerset Steam Railway station.
World Tai Chi Day
On Saturday 28th April 2018 at The Italian Gardens, Weston Super Mare we celebrated World Tai Chi and Qigong day with over 100 people taking part in a mass Tai Chi session.
Our event was one of hundreds taking place globally and we organised it in conjuction with Cheryl Mountford of Bubbling Springs Tai Chi, to celebrate the benefits of Tai Chi and in a bid to encourage Weston’s older residents to become more active.
Tai Chi is just one of the many different types of sessions we organise throughout the area.
Photos courtesy of the Weston Mercury.
Interested in Volunteering?
Our Flexercise sessions are led by trained Volunteers. If you can spare a couple of hours a week and have a good sense of humour, please get in touch. No experience is necessary as full training is given.