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Getting Back out there

Programme of events
How to take part

2022 Events Calendar

Since August 2021, we have been supporting older people with a programme of events as part of our Getting Back Out There campaign.

They include all our main activities, such as exercise groups, walks, picnics, tea parties, jigsaw puzzles and take part throughout the UK

So, why not check to see if there is an event near you. If you can’t find one, but would like to organise something, we can provide you with help. So follow our links and we will help you to “Get Back Out There.” All our events are subject to current COVID regulations.

Events Programme

09 May

Balanced Lives HOP: Healthy Older People Online

Online Event

Exercises for active older people

11 am – 12 midday

Betty Sutherland’s session expanding our reach to healthier older people – book for your regular weekly spot.

Minimum health requirement – must be able to stand for 45 minutes.

Every Monday

Organiser Details

Contact: Betty Sutherland

Older person with exercise equipment

03033 030 132

or email us at: info@actionforelders.org.uk

09 May

Live Balanced Lives Sessions – Blackpill, Swansea

Vivian Hall, 82 Mumbles Rd, Black Pill, Swansea SA3 5AS

Balanced Lives live exercise group

1:00 pm to 3 pm (weekly)

Join Mike Hart for a new series of live sessions as part of our Social Care Winter Pressures campaign.

Every Monday

Contact Details

Stephanie Booth

Blackpill Balanced Lives Class

03033 030 132

or email us at: stephanie.booth@actionforelders.org.uk

09 May

NEW: Balanced Lives Gentle Years Yoga – Ystradgynlais

The Welfare, Brecon Road, Ystradgynlais SA9 1JJ

Balanced Lives Gentle Years Yoga with Janet Anthony

3.00 pm to 5 pm

Introducing Balanced Lives Community exercise and wellbeing sessions in Ystradgynlais. Suitable for all abilities.

Every Monday Afternoon

Contact Details

Organiser: Rhysian Pengilley

Gentle Years yoga

03033 030 132

or email us at: rhysian.pengilley@actionforelders.org.uk

09 May

Qi Gong for health with Kerry Sanson

Cafe 50+, Heol yr Orsaf, Pontyclun CF72 9EE

Join us for a Qi Gong session

5 pm to 5.45 pm

This is a particularly good exercise for opening the lungs. It is proven to lower stress, anxiety and improve balance.

There will be time for tea and chat after the class.

Every Monday

Organiser Details

Contact: Andrea 

Zumba at Cowbridge

03033 030 132

or email us at: info@actionforelders.org.uk

10 May

Balanced Lives for Care Homes

Ca Llys y Seren Residential Care Home, Moor Road, Port Talbot. SA12 7BJ

Live exercise and mobility session for Care Home Residents.

11am

N.B. This is a private exercise session for residents of Llys y Seren Care Home only.

Weekly – every Tuesday

Contact Details

Andrea Nicholas-Jones

York Balanced Lives in action

03033 030 132

email: andrea.nicholas-jones@actionforelders.org.uk

10 May

House of Gucci Screening

Odeon Swansea

Join us for a special screening of House of Gucci starring Lady Gaga. In association with Swansea Council.

12.30pm
House of Gucci is a 2021 American biographical crime drama film directed by Ridley Scott, based on the 2001 book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by Sara Gay Forden. The film follows Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) and Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver), as their romance transforms into a fight for control of the Italian fashion brand Gucci. Also starring Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Jack Huston, Salma Hayek, and Al Pacino.

Admission: £3.50 (inc. tea and biscuits)

Part of Action For Elders Special Events series

Contact Details

Contact: Myles Lewis
House of Gucci film

For tickets and more information, please call:

03033 030 132

or email: myles.lewis@actionforelders.org.uk

11 May

Zumba and Qi Gong with Kerry Sanson

Llanblethian Village Hall, 21 High Street, Cowbridge. CF71 7AD

Join us for a modified Zumba class and follow on Qi Gong

10.30 am to 11.20 am – Zumba Gold
There will be time for tea and chat after the class.

We are also offering an additional class.
11.45am to 12.30pm – Qi Gong for Health

These are two separate classes and are intended as an introduction to Action for Elders Balanced Lives. Anyone attending can choose which to participate in, or just decide to watch and understand. There will a break between classes.

Every Wednesday

Contact Details

Contact: Andrea

Zumba at Cowbridge

03033 030 132

or email us at: info@actionforelders.org.uk

11 May

Banwen – Action For Elders – Tea & Chat

The Meet & Greet Café Banwen, Neath Port Talbot. SA10 9LW

Your chance to chat with others over a cup of tea

1pm – 3pm (weekly)

Join us for some TLC (Tea, Laughter and Chatter) every Wednesday at the Meet and Greet.
Every Wednesday

Organiser Details

Contact: Rhysian – In partnership with Dove Workshop.

Cafe Banwen - Action for Elders

03033 030 132

or email us at: rhysian.pengilley@actionforelders.org.uk

12 May

NEW: Getting Online with Action for Elders

Community Room at Ynysderw House, Pontardawe, Neath Port Talbot
(Pobl Group 50+ Housing Complex)

Live Digital advice session on "Getting Connected" with Adrian Scott

10.00 am to 12.00 midday

Bring your laptop, tablet or phone. Adrian Scott, our Digital Expert can advise on issues
you may have with your device and help build confidence for getting online.

NB This is a private event for the members of Ynysderw House and their carers.

Organiser Details

Organiser: Rhysian Pengilley
old man learning computer skills

03033 030 132

or email us at: rhysian.pengilley@actionforelders.org.uk

12 May

Swansea Marina Social Walk

Starts at the Waterfront Museum Swansea

Meet at The Waterfront Museum at 10.15am

10.30 am to 12 noon

A gentle stroll round the marina followed by tea and chat back at the Waterfront Museum. A chance to walk safely in the company of others, the walk is suitable for all abilities.

Every Thursday

Contact Details

Stephanie Booth

Walk at Swansea Marina

03033 030 132

or email us at: stephanie.booth@actionforelders.org.uk

12 May

Balanced Lives Gentle Years Yoga – Cwmllynfell

Neuadd Cwmllynfell Hall, Cwmllynfell, Neath Port Talbot SA9 2GH

Balanced Lives Gentle Years Yoga with Janet Anthony

2.00 pm am to 4 pm

Introducing Balanced Lives Community exercise and wellbeing sessions in Cwmllynfell. Suitable for all abilities.

Every Thursday Afternoon

Contact Details

Rhysian Pengilley

Gentle Years yoga

03033 030 132

or email us at: rhysian.pengilley@actionforelders.org.uk

13 May

Live Balanced Lives Sessions – York

Foxwood Community Centre, Acomb Cranfield Place, York YO24 3HY.

Balanced Lives live exercise group

10:00 am pm to 11:30 am (weekly)

Balanced Lives Community exercise and wellbeing sessions at the Foxwood Community Centre in York return for 2022.

Every Friday

Contact Details

Betty Sutherland – Mobility Instructor

York Balanced Lives in action

03033 030 132

or email us at: betty.sutherland@actionforelders.org.uk

13 May

Live Balanced Lives Sessions – Penllegaer

Llewelyn Hall, Swansea Road, Penllergaer. Swansea SA4 9AQ

Balanced Lives live exercise group

11.00 am to 1 pm (weekly)

Join Mike Hart for a new series of live sessions as part of our Social Care Winter Pressures campaign.

Every Friday

Organiser Details

Contact: Stephanie Booth

Balanced Lives class at Penllegaer

03033 030 132

or email us at: info@actionforelders.org.uk

13 May

The Action For Elders – Tea & Chat

The Swigg, 1b, National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. SA1 3RD

Your chance to chat with others over a cup of tea

1pm – 3pm (weekly)

Join us for some TLC (Tea, Laughter and Chatter) every Friday at this fabulous waterfront venue.
Every Friday

Contact Details

Stephanie Booth

Tea and chat at the Swigg in Swansea

13 May

Balanced Lives Chi and Chat Relaxation

Online Event

Join us for an evening of lively chat and relaxation with Betty and the group

7 pm – 7.45 pm
  • Joining us is easy
  • Booking is essential
  • You can book using the phone number or with the email address

Meets every Friday evening.

Contact Details

Betty Sutherland

Betty Sutherland

03033 030 132

email: betty.sutherland@actionforelders.org.uk

16 May

Balanced Lives HOP: Healthy Older People Online

Online Event

Exercises for active older people

11 am – 12 midday

Betty Sutherland’s session expanding our reach to healthier older people – book for your regular weekly spot.

Minimum health requirement – must be able to stand for 45 minutes.

Every Monday

Organiser Details

Contact: Betty Sutherland

Older person with exercise equipment

03033 030 132

or email us at: info@actionforelders.org.uk

16 May

Live Balanced Lives Sessions – Hereford

Henffordd Gardens, Penhaligon Way, Hereford. HR4 9YJ

Balanced Lives live exercise group

11.00 am to 12 midday (weekly)

Join David Clyant for a series of Balanced Lives exercise and wellbeing programmes in this retirement housing complex. Also open to members of the local community.
A new project with funds made available by the Henry Smith Charity.

Every Monday

Organiser Details

Contact: Stephanie Booth

Balanced Lives class at Penllegaer

03033 030 132

or email us at: info@actionforelders.org.uk

16 May

Live Balanced Lives Sessions – Blackpill, Swansea

Vivian Hall, 82 Mumbles Rd, Black Pill, Swansea SA3 5AS

Balanced Lives live exercise group

1:00 pm to 3 pm (weekly)

Join Mike Hart for a new series of live sessions as part of our Social Care Winter Pressures campaign.

Every Monday

Contact Details

Stephanie Booth

Blackpill Balanced Lives Class

03033 030 132

or email us at: stephanie.booth@actionforelders.org.uk

16 May

NEW: Balanced Lives Gentle Years Yoga – Ystradgynlais

The Welfare, Brecon Road, Ystradgynlais SA9 1JJ

Balanced Lives Gentle Years Yoga with Janet Anthony

3.00 pm to 5 pm

Introducing Balanced Lives Community exercise and wellbeing sessions in Ystradgynlais. Suitable for all abilities.

Every Monday Afternoon

Contact Details

Organiser: Rhysian Pengilley

Gentle Years yoga

03033 030 132

or email us at: rhysian.pengilley@actionforelders.org.uk

17 May

Balanced Lives for Care Homes

Ca Llys y Seren Residential Care Home, Moor Road, Port Talbot. SA12 7BJ

Live exercise and mobility session for Care Home Residents.

11am

N.B. This is a private exercise session for residents of Llys y Seren Care Home only.

Weekly – every Tuesday

Contact Details

Andrea Nicholas-Jones

York Balanced Lives in action

03033 030 132

email: andrea.nicholas-jones@actionforelders.org.uk

18 May

Zumba and Qi Gong with Kerry Sanson

Llanblethian Village Hall, 21 High Street, Cowbridge. CF71 7AD

Join us for a modified Zumba class and follow on Qi Gong

10.30 am to 11.20 am – Zumba Gold
There will be time for tea and chat after the class.

We are also offering an additional class.
11.45am to 12.30pm – Qi Gong for Health

These are two separate classes and are intended as an introduction to Action for Elders Balanced Lives. Anyone attending can choose which to participate in, or just decide to watch and understand. There will a break between classes.

Every Wednesday

Contact Details

Contact: Andrea

Zumba at Cowbridge

03033 030 132

or email us at: info@actionforelders.org.uk

18 May

Banwen – Action For Elders – Tea & Chat

The Meet & Greet Café Banwen, Neath Port Talbot. SA10 9LW

Your chance to chat with others over a cup of tea

1pm – 3pm (weekly)

Join us for some TLC (Tea, Laughter and Chatter) every Wednesday at the Meet and Greet.
Every Wednesday

Organiser Details

Contact: Rhysian – In partnership with Dove Workshop.

Cafe Banwen - Action for Elders

03033 030 132

or email us at: rhysian.pengilley@actionforelders.org.uk

18 May

The Action For Elders – Book Club

Online Event

Tell us about the books you are reading and recommend

3 pm – 4.30 pm.

What books got you through lockdown? What did you get for Christmas and what would you recommend to other readers? Join us and let us know.

Refer a friend to the book club and go into a draw to win a prize.

Contact Details

Contacts: John & Stephanie

Action for Elders Book Club

03033 030 132

or email us at: john.coleman@actionforelders.org.uk

19 May

Swansea Marina Social Walk

Starts at the Waterfront Museum Swansea

Meet at The Waterfront Museum at 10.15am

10.30 am to 12 noon

A gentle stroll round the marina followed by tea and chat back at the Waterfront Museum. A chance to walk safely in the company of others, the walk is suitable for all abilities.

Every Thursday

Contact Details

Stephanie Booth

Walk at Swansea Marina

03033 030 132

or email us at: stephanie.booth@actionforelders.org.uk

19 May

Balanced Lives Gentle Years Yoga – Cwmllynfell

Neuadd Cwmllynfell Hall, Cwmllynfell, Neath Port Talbot SA9 2GH

Balanced Lives Gentle Years Yoga with Janet Anthony

2.00 pm am to 4 pm

Introducing Balanced Lives Community exercise and wellbeing sessions in Cwmllynfell. Suitable for all abilities.

Every Thursday Afternoon

Contact Details

Rhysian Pengilley

Gentle Years yoga

03033 030 132

or email us at: rhysian.pengilley@actionforelders.org.uk

20 May

Live Balanced Lives Sessions – York

Foxwood Community Centre, Acomb Cranfield Place, York YO24 3HY.

Balanced Lives live exercise group

10:00 am pm to 11:30 am (weekly)

Balanced Lives Community exercise and wellbeing sessions at the Foxwood Community Centre in York return for 2022.

Every Friday

Contact Details

Betty Sutherland – Mobility Instructor

York Balanced Lives in action

03033 030 132

or email us at: betty.sutherland@actionforelders.org.uk

20 May

Live Balanced Lives Sessions – Penllegaer

Llewelyn Hall, Swansea Road, Penllergaer. Swansea SA4 9AQ

Balanced Lives live exercise group

11.00 am to 1 pm (weekly)

Join Mike Hart for a new series of live sessions as part of our Social Care Winter Pressures campaign.

Every Friday

Organiser Details

Contact: Stephanie Booth

Balanced Lives class at Penllegaer

03033 030 132

or email us at: info@actionforelders.org.uk

20 May

The Action For Elders – Tea & Chat

The Swigg, 1b, National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. SA1 3RD

Your chance to chat with others over a cup of tea

1pm – 3pm (weekly)

Join us for some TLC (Tea, Laughter and Chatter) every Friday at this fabulous waterfront venue.
Every Friday

Contact Details

Stephanie Booth

Tea and chat at the Swigg in Swansea

20 May

Balanced Lives Chi and Chat Relaxation

Online Event

Join us for an evening of lively chat and relaxation with Betty and the group

7 pm – 7.45 pm
  • Joining us is easy
  • Booking is essential
  • You can book using the phone number or with the email address

Meets every Friday evening.

Contact Details

Betty Sutherland

Betty Sutherland

03033 030 132

email: betty.sutherland@actionforelders.org.uk

Getting Back Out There – the background to our campaign

Tackle Anxiety and Loneliness

The past year and a half has been a time of anxiety and loneliness for many older people and their loved ones. Action for Elders is helping everyone to reconnect by providing practical help and support to ease back into normal life once more.

Getting Back Out There is a three-month campaign that aims to help people overcome the anxiety they feel about returning to normal life and resuming regular social contact. We are here to help you navigate your way out of lockdown.

The campaign brings together all the services we provide for older people, from our live and on-demand Balanced Lives exercise sessions to social groups such as our Book Club, Jigsaw Project and walking events.

  • Get mobile and active with our Balanced Lives online exercise sessions
  • Walk your way to fitness with our summer walking plans with our wellbeing sessions
  • Reconnect with loved ones and others with our Digital inclusion programme
  • Get help for anxiety and loneliness
  • Enjoy the company of others with our Book club and jigsaw projects

Where to find us

Founders & Co 24 Wind Street Swansea SA1 1DY

The Woodman, 120 Mumbles Road, Black Pill, Swansea SA3 5AS

The Secret Beach Bar & Kitchen, Mumbles Rd, Brynmill, Swansea SA2 0AY

Rowntree Park, Terry Ave, York YO23 1JQ

Belmont Community Centre Hereford

Foxwood Community Centre, York

Linden Christian Centre, West Cross Swansea

National Waterfront Museum,Oystermouth Rd, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 3RD

Patti Pavilion, Mumbles Rd, Swansea SA1 4PQ

Contact us

Email: info@actionforelders.org.uk

Phone: 030 330 30132

Post: Action for Elders, Elfed House, Oak Tree Court, Mulberry Drive, Cardiff Gate, Cardiff CF23 8RS

Get in touch

Action For Elders is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under number 7698491 and registered as a Charity number 1145996
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Registered office: Elfed House, Oak Tree Court, Mulberry Drive, Cardiff Gate, Cardiff CF23 8RS