Local Exercise Activities for Ageing Adults

The importance of staying active as you age

Staying active as you age is crucial for maintaining overall health and well-being. Here’s why:

  1. Physical Health: Regular physical activity helps prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis. It also improves cardiovascular health, strengthens bones and muscles and enhances flexibility and balance, reducing the risk of falls and fractures.
  2. MentalHealth: Exercise is linked to better cognitive function and a reduced risk of cognitive decline and dementia as you age. It can also alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress, promoting better mental health and well-being.
  3. Independence: Being physically active allows older adults to maintain their independence and perform daily tasks more easily. It enhances mobility, stamina, and endurance, enabling individuals to stay engaged in activities they enjoy and to continue to live independently.
  4. Quality of Life: Regular physical activity can enhance quality of life by improving mood, self-esteem, and overall sense of well-being. It can also foster social connections and provide opportunities for older adults to engage with others, reducing feelings of loneliness and isolation.
  5. Longevity: Studies have shown that staying active is associated with a longer lifespan. By maintaining a physically active lifestyle, older adults can increase their chances of living longer, healthier lives.

Overall, staying active as you get older is essential for maintaining physical and mental health, independence, and overall quality of life.

As such, we have put together a summary of some great local exercise activities open to ageing adults:

Audlem Ladies Table Tennis Club

This is a friendly group with varying table tennis skills. Held in the Public Hall in the lovely village of Audlem,  Shropshire Street. This activity runs on a Monday, 2.30p.m – 4.30p.m. For more information call, 01270 811684.

Tai Chi at Coppenhall Methodist Church

This is held on a Tuesday in Coppenhall Methodist Church, 110 Bradfield Road in Crewe 10.00am – 11.00a.m. For more information, call 01270 501066.

Stand Strong Falls Prevention

If you are over 65 and worried about falling, have fallen in the last 12 months, feel unsteady on your feet, or are worried about falling, this gentle exercise programme will help you to improve your strength, balance, mobility and posture. There are classes held on a Tuesday and a Wednesday. On a Tuesday at Elim Church Regents Park 129 London Road in Nantwich at 1.00pm. For more information call 01270 626749. On a Wednesday at Dennis Round Court, Hall Lane in Alsager at 1.00p.m 2.00p.m. For more information, call 08081 643202.

OTAGO Home Exercise and Falls Prevention Group

A home-based, individually tailored strength and balance retraining programme. Held on a Wednesday at Jubillee House, St Pauls Street in Crewe 1.00p.m – 2.00p.m. For more information, call 01270 256430

50+ Keep Fit to Music

Held on a Wednesday at Union Street Community Centre in Sandbach 10.15a.m – 11.15a.m. For more information, call 07738117566.

Friday Ping – Dementia Friendly Table Tennis

Friday Ping is for those living with Dementia, their loved ones, carers and family. Table tennis is the perfect activity to keep you active and in good spirits. If you have never played before or want to bring back memories of your youth, you can join the group for a game and a cuppa. Held on a Friday at the Bob Hope Academy at Elim Church on London Road on a Friday 11.30a.m – 1.00p.m. For more information, call 07884310209.

Silver Swans Ballet Classes for the over 55’s

Held on a Friday in Audlem Public Hall, 12 Cheshire Street, Audlem 10.00a.m – 11.00a.m. For more information, call 01270 811684.