Supporting Local Communities

Two programmes now running

Balanced Lives is going from strength to strength in the wonderful city of York. These popular weekly community programmes take place in an area with a very high population of older persons. The Balanced Lives programmes, funded by the Big Lottery are helping us reach out to local communities and add valuable depth to the long-term strategy of older people's services in York.

The programmes have received recognition from York City Council for their important work in Falls Prevention. Recent events include a hugely successful Christmas Party at Foxwood. 

Currently the Balanced Life Programme is bringing people together, not just in exercise but for meeting new people and making friends. It has become a very important support group in the local community.

Betty Sutherland

Mobility Lead - York and the North

Balanced Lives takes place on Fridays at two locations:

Foxwood Community Centre



From: 10am-12noon


St Luke's Church Hall & Community Centre



From: 12.30pm-2pm

I'm amazed that I'm now able to do things that I just couldn't do before taking part in Balanced Lives. I can raise my arms without pain and feel much more independent. Elsie, York Balanced Lives participant