Free Sessions

We can offer six free trial sessions to adults who are isolated and to adults with physical and/or sensory disabilities.

Session Activities:

Musical Mobility: Gentle and fun seated exercise led by a qualified health instructor

Relaxing Reflexology: Gentle hand or foot massage by a trained reflexologist

New Age Kurling: Easy team game played seated or standing and led by ActivLives

In addition, we can offer an individual consultation with our sessional health instructor who will help you to devise a simple exercise routine you can use at home.

Sessions:

Tuesday and Thursday from 9.30 am – 2.30 pm at Redwoods, Red Gables, Ipswich Road, Stowmarket, IP14 1BE

Friday from 9.30 – 2.30 pm at The Munson & Fison Room, Stowmarket Community Centre, Hillside, Stowmarket, IP14 2BD,

Some of our sessions are listed below

SUFFOLK HISTORY – Informative and thought provoking – A series of talks given by a guest presenter Pip Wright on Suffolk’s local history.  Pip’s presentations are usually one hour long with accompanying slides that bring the presentation to life.

WELLBEING FOR ALL –   Health Watch to help improve people’s experience spotlight on health issues and social care.  Regular visits to our sessions to discuss issues disabled adults live with.

EMPHASIS ON EXERCISE – The emphasis on fun with exercise as part of the wellbeing programme with our qualified fitness instructor providing regular exercise mobility sessions throughout the year.

GREEN FINGERS GARDENING – This is a new project for 2019 working in partnership with Red Gables growing vegetables in a raised bed at the Red Gables Wellbeing Hub, members can enjoy their time gardening and benefit from this therapeutic outdoor activity.

EXERCISE YOUR SKILL AND MEMORY – MICHAEL’S MARVELLOUS QUIZZES with quizzes to suit a range of skills and knowledge.

GUESS THE MUSIC QUIZ – How good is your knowledge of music?  Can you guess the song, musician, film and songwriter/composer?

GAMES AND FRIENDLY COMPETITION – Rummikub, scrabble, dominoes, quoits, beetle drive, crosswords.

AXIS FOR ART – Tea cup and saucer sculpture with resident artist Maggie Campbell.   With the sculpture now complete (see our Timeless Sculpture page) –  the new art project is under way.

Session Transportation:

Having trouble getting to our meetings? We can provide some transportation in our accessible minibus so please let us know if you will need to book this when you book a session in.

Session Booking:

All sessions must be booked a week in advance and participants can book for more than one session depending on availability. Places are offered on a first come first served basis.

We welcome self-referrals as well as referrals from family members, health and social care professionals, and carers providing that it is with the agreement of service-users.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!