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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. 

Biscuit Tin Fitness Routine

Did you over indulge over the festive period?  Our Biscuit Tin Fitness Routine could help you get back in shape.  Download it below and have a go!

Download the Biscuit Tin Fitness Routine

Exercising at Home

To keep you fit and active our partners have created some short exercise videos and a downloadable guide to help you get started.

Not all the routines will be suitable if you have health conditions or joint problems so please only do what is comfortable for you.  If you are unsure or would like a regular call from one of our trained Fitness Instructors please contact us.

If you have not been a regular member at one of our Fitness and Friendship clubs, please check with your GP before starting an exercise programme.

Other Useful Information

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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