Our health and wellbeing programme contains a variety of projects and classes to help you stay fit and healthy.


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Healthy Living

Healthy living is important, which is why Age UK Wakefield District try to support anyone who is interested in improving their health.

There's no doubt that keeping active helps us to feel more energetic. But there are more specific benefits, including help to:

  • Manage high blood pressure and angina
  • Keep weight under control
  • Stimulate a poor appetite
  • Strengthen muscles and bones
  • Alleviate discomfort if you have arthiritis or Parkinson's

Regular exercise and a healthy diet also increases production of brain chemicals that lift your mood and make you feel happy - so it can also be a good way to deal with stress and anxiety.

Walking Football

Calling all men over the age of 50....

Come and join our Walking Football.  All abilities welcome. Walking football is a slower version of the game - where any player caught running concedes a free kick to the opposition!

Wakefield Walking Football - over 50's

Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, WF2 7AZ

The games take place every Monday, Wednesday & Friday 12.00 noon to 1.00pm

£2.00 per session


Tai Chi

Tai Chi classes are held at:


St Botolphs Church, Chapel Street, Knottingley, WF11 9AN

The classes take place on Monday 1.00pm to 2.30pm - Cost £3.00 per session

There are also other venues across the district where Age UK Wakefield District's Exercise Tutor takes classes.  To join these classes you have to contact the group direct and book a place.

Chair Based Exercises to Music


The Link, 51 Beancroft Road, Castleford, WF10 5BP

The class takes place every other Tuesday 11.00am to 12.00noon


For more information about our Health & Wellbeing Programme please contact our Exercise Tutor.


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