Are there any activities or physical exercise classes for older people?

Age UK have a range of activities as part of their ‘positive living’ programme – these include arts (e.g. painting, drawing), crafts (e.g. floristry, knitting), languages, exercise (e.g. tai chi, zumba), dance and therapies. They also have a range of classes for men only (called ‘Men2Mentor’) including football, badminton and golf.

St Helens Wellbeing Service offers a wide range of healthy living and wellbeing support. See for more information.

There are also a variety of activities and classes for older people that are held throughout leisure centres and community centres in St Helens.

Independent Age have produced a free publication called ‘Wise Guide’, that offers life-improving advice for people aged over 65 across a whole range of topics including keeping fit, happy and healthy.