Activities for older people in Oxfordshire
There are a fantastic range of activities for older people living in Oxfordshire, from health walks and local classes to specialist activities designed to help maintain your health and well-being. Moving more promotes healthy ageing and quality of life, so there's never been a better time to get started! It's never too late to start moving more, and every movement really does count. So whether you decide to start walking, online classes, exercise DVDs, gardening or seated exercises - it really will make a huge difference to both your physical and mental well-being.
Age UK Oxfordshire's Generation Games
Generation Games - Age UK Oxfordshire
Generation Games is Age UK Oxfordshire's physical activity service that runs a wide variety of exercise sessions across the county. This includes online Zoom exercise classes during COVID-19, strength and balance referrals and exercise classes that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.
Live Well Directory
The Live Well Directory for Oxfordshire has a superb range of activities on offer across the county. You can search based on your own individual situation to find the most suitable activities for you.
Find out more here: Home – Oxfordshire
Go Active Gold
There are a variety of GO Active Gold sports and physical activities on offer in more than 50 different villages across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse district. Activities are currently suspended for COVID-19 but you can still get in touch with the team.
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Walking is a fantastic way to start moving more, and across Oxfordshire there are literally hundreds of great walks to enjoy. Please see below for health walks within 25 miles of Oxford to help you get started:
Health walks within 25 miles of OXFORD, OXFORDSHIRE | Walking for Health
Alternatively, please visit our new walking section which also includes a wide range of walks local to you.
Walking sports are a really enjoyable way to move more, increase activity levels gradually and have lots of fun! Older people who take part in Walking Netball and Walking Football opportunities across Oxfordshire will see many benefits, including lower heart rate and blood pressure, less fat, more muscle and better mobility.
We've outlined further details below - classes are likely to be disrupted due to COVID-19, so please do get in touch with the organiser to find out more.
WALKING NETBALL | oxfordshirenetball
Dance Creative is a dance collaborative based in Oxfordshire, specialising in creative dance and exercise classes for older communities. Classes are currently available online and include social time.
You can find out more here: Dance Creative – Changing lives through dance (dance-creative.co.uk)