Older people's showcase day 2: Active communities

Every day this week we will be following a different theme to promote different aspects of enjoying a happy, healthy, active and safe life in later years. 

Today we are celebrating and showcasing services in Wyre Forest which can help you keep active in later years.

Back to uni for Active Ageing

University of Worcester Active Ageing Logo

The University of Worcester offers an Active Ageing programme which aims to promote the benefits of physical activity whatever our age.

The Active Ageing programme includes lots of sessions you can join in to increase your physical activity.

Activities range from badminton and netball to keep fit, circuits and seated exercise classes. Check out the university's weekly programme. 

View the video the University of Worcester sent to us

Dial-a-Ride

Elderly Hand holding onto bus rail

Wyre Forest Dial-a-Ride provides door to door transport to and from any address within Wyre Forest for those who have difficulty using public transport.

The service helps many people attend medical appointments, get to shops and meet up for social events.

During the pandemic the service has continued to operate obvserving social distancing guidelines and with a more rigorous cleaning and disinfecting regime.

Walking football

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Simply Limitless is a health and wellbeing charity that is based in a former carpet factory in Kidderminster which offers a range of services and activities for people of all ages.

Services for older people include walking football sessions for over 50s, 

The centre also hosts fun Megamover fitness classes for the over 60s in a friendly non-competitive atmosphere for those with low mobility.

Visit Simply Limitless for Walking Football information

Content and accessibility

The content of each entry has been supplied to us by the organisations featured and Wyre Forest District Council accepts no responsibility for the content, including (but not limited to) inaccurate, misleading or incomplete information.

Inclusion in this online showcase does not imply any form of endorsement of the services offered by 3rd parties by Wyre Forest District Council and you should carry out your own checks to ascertain whether their services meet your requirements before engaging with any of the service providers.

Please note presentations and videos supplied to us from 3rd parties may not be suitable for users of assistive technologies, if you have any trouble accessing any of the resources please contact the provider direct to request the information in another format. This content is exempt from meeting the The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.