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What is GO Active Gold?

GO Active Gold is a three year project that aims to increase health and well-being and decrease loneliness and isolation amongst people aged 60 and over living in rural areas across South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse.

Activators have been employed to coordinate new fun and friendly physical activities that are suitable for all abilities.

Activity taster events take place in specific villages, chosen due to their rural locations. Local residents can then choose activities to be delivered on a regular basis. They can even join regular "Active Thinking Groups" to support current and new activities in their village.

Discounted and free training courses

If you are interested in working with older people, we will be offering discounted training courses on the following - get in contact for more details and to book your place:

  1. Using the Functional Fitness MOT with older people - 23 February 2017
  2. Level 1 Award in coaching Bowls - 10 March & 28 April 2017

£5 swim offer for residents age 60 plus in rural Villages

Register your place before Saturday 1 April 2017, just call 01235 422226

Once you have registered, visit your local leisure pool during April. Your one month swim offer will start from the date of your first swim.

South Oxfordshire District - Participating pools include

• Thame Leisure Centre

• Henley Leisure Centre

• Abbey Sports Centre

• Didcot Wave

Vale of White Horse District - Participating pools include

• Wantage Leisure Centre

• Faringdon Leisure Centre

• White Horse Leisure Centre


Scroll down for individual listings of all activities

We need you! If you are:

  • a local coach / activity instructor and interested in delivering activities to older people
  • ​a community champion who would like to be part of our Active Thinking groups (and able to meet up quarterly with the GO Active team to help steer the project in your area)
  • ​an enthusiastic individual who enjoys motivating others to be more active and possibly interested in receiving a physical activity qualification

For more information please contact the GO Active Gold team on 01235 540379 or email

goactivegoldsouth@southandvale.gov.uk

goactivegoldvale@southandvale.gov.uk


Upcoming Activities

Posted: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:38 by Conor Grogan

Nordic Walking 60+ Horspath

Venue: Meet Outside Horspath Village Hall

Starts: Wednesday 8 March, 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Price: Free

To book contact Conor Grogan on 07717 326660, Conor.Grogan@southandvale.gov.uk

Tags: Go Active Gold, Horspath, Nordic Walking

Posted: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:35 by Conor Grogan

Nordic Walking 60+ Berinsfield

Venue: Meet Outside Abbey Sports Centre

Starts: Tuesdays 7 March, 09.30am - 10.30am

Price: Free

To book contact Conor Grogan on 07717 326660, Conor.Grogan@southandvale.gov.uk

Tags: Berinsfield, Go Active Gold, Nordic Walking

Posted: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:26 by Conor Grogan

Senior Circuits 60+ Berinsfield

Venue: Meet Outside Abbey Sports Centre

Starts: Mondays 6 March, 10.30am - 11.30am

Price: £4

To book contact Conor Grogan on 07717 326660, Conor.Grogan@southandvale.gov.uk

Tags: Berinsfield, Go Active Gold, Senior Circuits

Posted: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:23 by Conor Grogan

Senior Circuits 60+ Horspath

Venue: Horspath Village Hall

Starts: Tuesday 7 March, 11.00am -12.00pm

Price: £4

To book contact Conor Grogan on 07717 326660, Conor.Grogan@southandvale.gov.uk

Tags: Horspath, Senior Circuits

Posted: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:18 by Conor Grogan

Senior Circuits 60+ Great Milton

Venue: Neighbours Hall, Great Milton

Starts: Tuesday 14 February, 09.00am - 10.00am

Price: £5

To book contact Conor Grogan on 07717 326660, Conor.Grogan@southandvale.gov.uk

Tags: Go Active Gold, Great Milton, Senior Circuits

Posted: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:52 by Conor Grogan

Table Tennis 60+ Chalgrove - Beginners

Venue: Chalgrove Youth Centre

When: Thursdays, 11.30am - 12.30pm

Price: £2

To book contact Conor Grogan on 07717 326660, Conor.Grogan@southandvale.gov.uk

Tags: Beginners, Chalgrove, Go Active Gold, New, Table Tennis

Posted: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:53 by Conor Grogan

Taster Day - Brightwell-cum-Sotwell

Venue: Village Hall, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell

When: Wednesday 1 March, 10.30am - 12.30pm

Price: Free

To book contact Conor Grogan on 07717 326660, Conor.Grogan@southandvale.gov.uk

Tags: Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Go Active Gold, Taster Day

Posted: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:11 by Conor Grogan

Taster Event - Warborough

Taster Event - Warborough

Venue: Greet Memorial Hall, Warborough

When: Wednesday 22 February, 10.30am - 12.30pm

Price: Free

To book contact Conor Grogan on 07717 326660, Conor.Grogan@southandvale.gov.uk

Tags: Go Active Gold, Taster Event, Warborough

Posted: Mon, 07 Nov 2016 12:43 by Simone Passeri

Vintage Village Games

Vintage Village Games

Venue: Shiplake Memrial Hall

When: Tuesday 13 December, 11:15am - 13:15pm

Price: £2

To book contact Simone Passeri, simone.passeri@southandvale.gov.uk or 07717 326661

Tags: Balance, Fitness, Go Active Gold, Health, Shiplake, Social, South Oxfordshire, Vintage Village Games

Posted: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:35 by Conor Grogan

Vintage Village Games - Great Milton

Vintage Village Games - Great Milton

Venue: Great Milton Pavilion

When: Tuesday 6 December, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Price: £2

To book contact Conor Grogan on 07717 326660, Conor.Grogan@southandvale.gov.uk

Tags: Competitions, Friendly, Fun, Go Active Gold, Great Milton