Ageing Well Programme

Services that promote mental and physical health

What does it do?

We have a range of schemes in the county that are all designed to make older life a happier and healthier experience.

This might include learning a new skill, such as how to use a computer, or it might be rediscovering your creative spark at a craft class.

We have a range of services that promote mental and physical health, and we work to reduce the isolation that is experienced by older people in our community.

You might like to share your views in a group, or help us to spread the word about healthy eating.  You could even volunteer to help us to run activities or to administer the programme.

Of course physical activity is very important as we age, so you might like to join a gym group, or take part something fun like Zumba or Aqua-aerobics.  Don't forget that for a lot of people, balance exercises or seated exercise is the ideal way to maintain their balance and reduce their risk of having a fall.

Whatever you think you might like to do, get in touch in we will point you in the right direction.

Our Ageing Well programme enables older people to take part in activities that keep them fit and healthy.

Current activities

  • Exercise classes
  • Guided walks
  • Cookery and nutrition courses
  • Taster activity days
  • Keep Warm Keep Well and information events
  • Leaming activities such as using the internet or learning a new craft

Who it is for?

Older people, their family and their carers in Durham County

Where it is available?

Local service (Durham, Easington, Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees, Teesdale, Wear Valley, Chester-le-Street, Darlington, Derwentside, Sedgefield).

How to access or apply for it:

Contact us at the address or phone number above

Additional information:

Why we run the ageing well programme

  • To improve older people's health and wellbeing
  • To enable older people to take a lead role in improving and maintaining their own health
  • To promote health by making sure people have the right information when they need it
  • To provide dedicated activites, classes and courses where all older people are welcome and comfortable 



Info last updated:

Age UK House, Belmont Business Park, Durham, County Durham, DH1 1TW