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

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Author: JAMES LEWIS

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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Author: Anthony McHugh

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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Author: Mark Purches

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?

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Author: JAMES LEWIS

News From Swansea

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

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Location: Hazel Court Extra Care Scheme,Sketty Park, Swansea

Getting the Best From 'Old Age'

An Older Person's Guide. How will you spend your later years? The term ‘Old Age’ has negative connotations. The truth is, you don’t feel any different inside to how you felt in your youth…

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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

Events

  • 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

  • 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

  • News From Swansea

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