Oxford City Activities for Older People

Why should we keep active as we get older?

Keeping active is important throughout life but particularly as you get older as it has many important health benefits:

  • Reduces the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes
  • Helps to maintain healthy lungs
  • Strengthens your bones and promotes healthy joints
  • Helps to maintain a healthy weight
  • Improves balance, coordination and reduces the risk of falls

In addition to improving your physical health, keeping active can also improve your mental well-being by improving self-confidence, sleep and even memory. It can also reduce the feeling of loneliness as many of the activities are great for meeting new people.

Remember to speak to your GP before doing any exercise for the first time or after a long period of inactivity.

Know of someone who could do with some extra company?

Age UK are offering Bat and Chat Table Tennis Sessions 🏓😁 at Temple Cowley ChurchOxford Rd Cowley OX4 2ES (on corner with Temple Rd, next to Cowley Library)

Join in on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 10.30 to 12pm

A great opportunity to socialise over tea and cake, and enjoy a bit of very valuable exercise having a go at table tennis.

Suggested £3 donation

Contact Colin, David or James for further details.

Colin Cure Mobile: 07827 235 459 E: colincure@ageukoxfordshire.org.uk

David Garces Mobile: 07827 235 432E: davidgarces@ageukoxfordshire.org.uk

James Dunsby Mobile: 07827 235 438E: jamesdunsby@ageukoxfordshire.org.uk

Zumba Gold

Day and time: Thursdays 10.30am-11.30am
Location: Rose Hill Park
Booking Details: Contact George for more details

Zumba Gold

Day and time: Thursdays 6.30pm-7.30pm and Saturdays 4pm-5pm
Location: Hinksey Park
Booking Details: Contact George for more details