We aim to build a world, that enriches later life working alongside older people and others.

Balanced Lives

We run weekly Balanced Lives programmes to help people stay active, reduce the risk of falls and combat social isolation.


Author: Anthony McHugh

Our volunteers

Gain first-hand experience of helping people in later life by becoming a volunteer. Your efforts will enable us to transform lives.


Author: Mark Purches

Caring For A Loved One

A Younger Person's Guide. Have you thought about getting old? Maybe you have seen the effects of ageing on a friend or relative, but have you ever wondered how they are feeling?



News From York

Our latest Balanced Lives programme has begun in York. After a positive response to our taster sessions in 2016, we now have regular weekly courses at the Foxwood Community Centre, Cranfield Place in York.




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Location: Foxwood Community Centre,Cranfield Place, York

Getting the Best From 'Old Age'

Whatever your age, you should be thinking about how you will spend your later years. The term ‘Old Age’ certainly has negative connotations. As you get older, people tend to react to you in a certain way: call it ageism, or just plain ignorance. The truth is, you don’t feel any different inside to how you felt in your youth…



Real life stories

  • Balanced Lives In Action

    Balanced Lives programmes are run in the community throughout England and Wales. This video gives a glimpse into a programme and the benefits it brings to the older people who attend. Read more

  • Bill's Story

    The Balanced Lives programme has made a very positive change to the life of 78 year old Bill. It has helped to improve his physical health and reduced the loneliness he had felt for years. Read more

  • Edna's Story

    A lady living in a care home was able to move an item of great emotional value from a cabinet in her room to her bedside. The improved flexibility and mobility gained in Balanced Lives enabled her to do this. Read more

  • Betty's Story

    A lady in a wheelchair did not communicate with others in the Balanced Lives group for a number of weeks. Eventually, through one-to-one interaction, she began to participate more in the programme. Read more


  • Spring Shopping Event

    Spring is upon us and we are looking forward to summer with our new shopping event. We have partnered with Savoo to help you save money. Read more

  • Housing Conference

    As part of our quest to address the problems of the crisis in social care, we gave a taster workshop at the Older People's Housing Conference. Read more

  • Recent Events: Easter Fun Night

    We ran a very successful Easter Fun Night with a special Quiz and Raffle. All proceeds went to Action For Elders. Read more