Ageing Well

Healthy lifestyles exercise activities

What does it do?

Ageing well is a National programme managed by Age UK and is funded locally by Somerset NHS PCT. The service promotes physical activity for mental and physical health and wellbeing - “adding years to life, adding life to years” - and organises activities and sessions throughout Somerset including North Somerset.

Why exercise is good?

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’.

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.

Who it is for?

For older people in Somerset.

Where it is available?

Local service (Mendip, South Somerset, Taunton Deane, West Somerset, Sedgemoor).

What it costs:

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. [Apr 16]

How to access or apply for it:

See contact details above

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Info last updated:

24/02/2017
Provider
Ash House, Cook Way, Bindon Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 6BJ