Age UK Wiltshire launches a new Fitness and Friendship Club in Swindon

By Ricardo Rossi - 7 November 2018


Groups meet fortnightly and the emphasis is helping people keep active in a sociable environment

Following the success of its Fitness & Friendship Clubs for older people across the Wiltshire, Age UK Wiltshire launched it’s first Club in Swindon in Old Town in September, at Christchurch Community Centre.  And now, building on the success of this club, a second Club will be starting up in January at Toothill Community Centre, in West Swindon.

It is universally recognised that general health and wellbeing can make a big difference to our quality of life, whatever age we are. Eating well and being active are important, as is meeting up with other people for motivation and support.

Age UK Wiltshire is supported by Sport England to offer Low Impact Functional Training (LIFT) and to do this within a friendly, social setting. It aims to improve strength and balance, flexibility and energy levels so you can carry on doing the things you enjoy, as well as undertaking all the tasks of daily living!  It can also improve low mood, combat loneliness and improve sleep!

Each session comes to a close with a relaxing cuppa and chat. It also provides an opportunity to find out about other Age UK services such as their free Information & Advice Service for older people and their families.

The Old Town Club meets on alternate Wednesdays between 2pm – 4pm on the following dates for the remainder of this year: November 14th & 28th and 12th December; restarting on January 9th 2019.

Local contact is Anne Billingham on 01793 692596 or  

The Toothill Club is scheduled to start on Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 10.30am. Local contact is Gordon Soffe on 01793 338755 or

Alternatively contact Wiltshire Age UK on 01380 727767 or

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