Oxford City Activities for Older People

Exercise, Stretch, Balance for Women.

Strength & Balance exercise classes that work to improve strength, balance and flexibility with the aim of reducing the risk of falls.

A NEW class has just started at The Asian Cultural Centre, Cowley Road, Oxford.

The class will be FREE of charge and will run Wednesdays 1.30-2.30pm, but booking is ESSENTIAL

For more information and to book a place contact Generation Games on 01235 849 403 or email them at gg@ageukoxfordshire.org.uk.

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

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.

Emma Collins

Emma Collins

07483 007114