Activities for Older Adults
Exercise is good for you; it's just a matter of making it a priority and a habit in your daily life. In the aging population, exercise has been shown to prevent disease, lower the risk of falls, improve mental health and well-being, strengthen social ties, and improve cognitive function.
Regardless of your age, we hope this will motivate you to incorporate exercise into your life.
Have a look below for information on local activities. If you are unsure about the activity level, please make contact with the instructor who will be happy to discuss your requirements.
Steady Steps Programme
This class is for those who would have been either referred by a Falls Clinic or suggested to undertake a 24 week falls prevention programme.
The programme is a free 24 week programme.
- Mondays 11:30am-12:30pm Market Harborough Catholic Church
- Tuesday 12:00-1:00pm Lutterworth Pavilion
- Thursday 1:30pm-2:30pm Broughton Astley Leisure Centre
- Friday 9:30am-10:30am Kibworth Golf Club
Booking is essential. More information about the programme and booking can be found here
Steady Steps +
Steady Steps+ This class is for those who feel comfortable undertaking both standing and seated based exercise with little support.
All sessions are £2.50 per session.
- Mondays 10:30am-11:30am Market Harborough Catholic Church
- Monday 1:00pm-2:00pm Hallaton Village Hall
- Tuesday 1:00pm-2:00pm Lutterworth Pavilion
- Monday 9:30am-10:30am Kibworth Golf Club
- Thursday 9:30am-10:30am Kibworth Golf Club
For more info about Steady Steps please click here
Walking Football is aimed at keeping people aged over 50 involved with football if, due to a lack of mobility or for other reason, this activity serves as a great alternative.
Sessions take place at the following venues:
- Lutterworth Sports Centre 9:00am-10:00am Thursdays £2.50
More information please contact Lutterworth Sports Centre
- Harborough Town Football Club Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm £2 3G pitch Ages: 50+
Activities and Wellness Group
Seated Exercise Session/Group to address the gaps within the community for those experiencing areas relating to the following; Social Exclusion and Lonliness, Social Interaction, Cognitive impairment, Disability, Anxiety, Depression and Frailer Older Adults.
Please contact Val Williams Val4youwilliams@googlemail.com / 07753133019 for more information.
Outdoor circuit style classes for all ages and abilities, aimed especially at those with long term health conditions or lack of confidence. Come & enjoy yourself! Exercise to suit almost all abilities and health conditions. Fun, safe, friendly, and professionally led classes.
Welland Park Cafe Thursdays 9:15am-10:30am including a post tea/coffee in the café.
Contact Liz Adams firstname.lastname@example.org
Pilates classes aimed at all ages to make you feel mobilised, toned and happy! Join the movement! Lorraine Knight is trained in clinical & pre/post pilates and also provides support for those experiencing back pain related issues.
Weekly sessions: Mondays: 2:30pm-3:30pm
Contact Lorraine Knight email@example.com / 07395833879
Test your accuracy and skill levels by having a go at this Paralympic sport! Boccia is a game that can be played by anyone, from a seated or standing position. A very social game, and refreshments are provided as part of the session also, so a great way to meet new people.
Broughton Astley Parish Hall, every Tuesday 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Why not turn up at 12noon for refreshments and have a social chat
£2.50 per session
For more information contact Jack Johnson on 07956 778 071 or email firstname.lastname@example.org