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About the service

We promote both physical and mental health and wellbeing and support older people to remain independent for longer by helping them to stay fit and active in later life.

Making ageing a positive experience

Our Fitness and Friendship team work to promote the health and well-being of those in our community by:

  • Offering support and advice on the value of exercise and activity to those making general enquiries
  • Developing tools and resources to help keep you active and independent in your own home
  • Providing free information guides from Age UK on elements of healthy ageing.  You can download these below. 

Our Fitness & Friendship Clubs

  • Online Zoom Club

    We're running an online Fitness & Friendship Club on Zoom for those people who'd like to keep active but can't get to one of our other venues. 

    The sessions will include: 

    • Welcome & Intro
    • 30 mins of gentle, beneficial & FUN exercises
    • Short break for refreshments & chat 
    • Quiz
    • End with a short Tai Chi (Qi Gong Shibashi) session
    • Feedback & question time

    Dates are:  Mon 6th Sept, Mon 20th Sept, Mon 4th Oct, Mon 18th Oct, Mon 1st Nov, Mon 15th Nov, Mon 29th Nov & Mon 13th Dec - all 2pm - 3.30pm

    We would love to see you there!

    Please contact Tracey Jones to confirm your interest
    tracey.jones@ageukwiltshire.org.uk

  • In Person Clubs

    Our popular Fitness & Friendship Clubs have started to re-open.  The first clubs to open are Corsham, Devizes, Ludgershall, Melksham and Devizes and in September, Amesbury and Calne will re-open also.

    The Clubs provide a great opportunity for older adults to socialise and stay active.  Each meeting includes gentle exercise to help maintain strength, balance and flexibility.

    There’s also lots of time to enjoy chatting over refreshments.

    For more information about the Clubs, details of current locations and how to join please go to:

    Fitness & Friendship Clubs

    For general enquiries about our Fitness & Friendship service please contact Tracey Jones at:

    tracey.jones@ageukwiltshire.org.uk or on 07754 612 569 

Join our team of Fitness & Friendship volunteers

We're looking for people to join us and lead or help at one of our growing network of Fitness & Friendship Clubs.

Activities of the Month

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Other Useful Information

Other exercise groups and classes

Age UK Wiltshire collate a list of gentle exercise classes and suggestions across the county which can be found on our Clubs and social groups search page

Useful information guides

Age UK produce a range of useful information guides and factsheets that can be viewed and downloaded from the Age UK website. In particular there are information booklets on elements of healthy ageing including:

Healthy Living

Staying Steady

Bladder and Bowel Problems

Home Safety Checker

All Age UK guides and factsheets

Alternatively you can order hard copies by phoning Age UK's national advice line on 0800 169 65 65.

This service is supported by Sport England and Wiltshire and Swindon Sport

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