Projects: Ageactivity 60+

Ageactivity 60+

Become an Ageactivity 60+ member

Are you aged 60+ and looking for new and engaging activities in your area? We provide a wide range of fun social sessions and health and wellbeing classes, both in person at our fantastic centre and online via Zoom

Our weekly sessions include exercise classes such as Tai Chi, Yoga and Circuit Training, whilst our social activities include a Cinema Club, Ballroom Dancing and a twice monthly Walking Club

For the price of just £25 a year you will gain access to all of our sessions along with:

Professionally printed seasonal newsletters full of information about new classes and opportunities

Weekly email bulletins packed with things to do in the local area

Personalised birthday cards and a fantastic birthday party with other members

Opportunity to book onto our seasonal coach trips to the seaside and Christmas markets

Buy a membership for yourself or a loved one by emailing rosa@castlehaven.org.uk or calling 0207 692 2238 

What's on

The Ageactivity 60+ project has returned to in person sessions, with all of our activities now available at our centre. We have also brought back our much-anticipated coach trips, where we will be heading out to some fantastic locations around the country.

We have remained mindful of the lingering effects of the pandemic, ensuring that all our rooms are well ventilated and limiting class sizes to 15 people in our smaller classrooms.

If you have any questions about our sessions or any safety concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us on scott@castlehaven.org.uk or call 0207 692 2238.

Comments from our members

"I would like to say how uplifting the support has been from Castlehaven during this dreadful year.  I had had no experience with Zoom and have found it very easy.  The 2 exercise classes I have done with you have worked well and have been essential for me in trying to keep up fitness".

"I joined Zoom Tai Chi this afternoon. It was a fantastic class and I feel so much better now. Thank you."

"Am much enjoying & benefiting from activities offered and you are my Zoom QVC (Quality Value Castlehaven). Thank you for all you do and providing lifeline services".

"I just finished the zoom Mindfulness class. It was so wonderful. I have not been feeling well for a week but this class really worked for me and helped me concentrate. I feel I recovered so much. Thank you".

"Your emails have been a ray of sunshine in our inboxes and the links to all sorts of interesting ideas and activities as well as our much-loved classes have been a lifeline in dark times. Thanks to you and your lovely colleagues, we feel part of a warm, kind, supportive community."

"I have enjoyed the zoom coffee club sessions. I “met” people I either knew by sight or didn’t know at all and feel we are now all friends and I look forward to seeing them each week".

"We enjoy and like the dancing classes because they improve our physical and mental health. They also help to improve our brain function and boost our memories. After attending the dancing classes, we feel good and happy. Besides they are a great way to meet and make more new friends. They keep us active and fit as well."

"Thank you for keeping me busy with the zoom classes over the last year. I get the information in time and all the classes go smoothly and are explained in a professional manner. I am looking forward to more this year".

"I have been doing Zoe’s craft class on Zoom and sent a photo of things we made. I did mine in Christmas fabrics so I could use them as presents. Zoe is very patient and happily repeats everything until everyone has understood".

"I find the Zoom mindfulness sessions relaxing and start my week off well".

"I do not know what I would have done without Zoom classes on the internet.  For one thing, having a class at a fixed time gives a structure to the day and even if you don't talk to anyone directly during the class, you feel like you've seen people and been involved".

"Tony Snook does an excellent job in his exercise class on Thursdays, getting around all the main muscle groups and incorporating cardio-vascular, again with clarity and cheerfulness.  I would probably not participate in his usual class as I dislike Circuit Training!  Well done on getting the balance right on Zoom."

"I have tried Tai Chi for short periods at various times over more than 20 years and I can honestly say that Shirley Ellis has been the best teacher I’ve ever had (and others have included well-regarded Chinese teachers).  She is particularly clear and upbeat in her teaching and the classes are beneficial in promoting calm and well-being as well as exercise.  I have learnt a lot more about the movements and my balance and flexibility have improved. Shirley picked up that I was having difficulty with my knee (which will soon be replaced) and gave me very good advice on how to look after it when doing Tai Chi  - very personalised care".

"Zoom is really, really, really easy to use when you have done it once or twice.  I'm sure you'd get lots of help from the lovely staff at Castlehaven. They send you a link and all you have to do is click on it.  You don't have to join anything - except for the class when you get a prompt to do so. No faffing about with long forms and passwords. The screen looks like a small tv with some controls which you soon get the hang of.  It's technology, so there are some grrrr....... moments, but I would not want to be without it, I really, really, really wouldn't.  Go on, give it a go"!

"It was great to feel part of the choir again albeit a little strange singing on my own in my kitchen"!

"A wonderful way to start the day (and week) with Alison’s voice gently taking you through the breathing techniques.  I found the classes so relaxing it was hard not to drift off to sleep"!

All staff, tutors and volunteers are enhanced DBS Checked (Criminal Bureau Record Checked) and screened before working here.


Jack Petchey Foundation
Lottery Funded
Camden
Virgin Money
HS2
John Lyon's Charity
MVF
Mayor of London