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

Your Balanced Lives Team

Our team of experts is there to help with mobility, give advice and most of all – make participants feel at home



Balanced Lives Programmes

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


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Breaking News

We are very pleased to announce funding from #BigLotteryWales for our Balanced Lives Barry & the Vale programme. The innovative three year project will enable us to improve the physical, mental and social wellbeing of older people in the area.


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Location: Werrington Lodge Care Home, Baron Court,Werrington Meadows, Peterborough

Caring for a Loved One

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



Our Volunteers Matter

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


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Real life stories

  • Balanced Lives In Action

    "It was revelating and inspiring to see the impact that the programme has on a group of people whom society has written off." 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


  • Read With An Older Person

    It can be rewarding to share experiences. Download 1992: Pirate Dawn and share your thoughts on a rip-roaring adventure. Read more

  • News From Swansea

    A fantastic new Balanced Lives programme has arrived in Swansea. Due to public demand we are following our programme in the Clydach area with a brand new one. Read more

  • Future Projects

    James Lewis, Chief Executive of Action For Elders met Welsh Labour MP Tonia Antoniazzi to discuss existing and future projects. Read more