Exercise and physical activity

8. Useful organisations

Age UK

Tavis House
1-6 Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9NA

T 0800 169 8787 (general enquiries)
0800 169 6565 (advice line)
E contact@ageuk.org.uk
W www.ageuk.org.uk

Wales - Age Cymru

T 0800 223 444 (advice line)
E enquiries@agecymru.org.uk
W www.agecymru.org.uk

Northern Ireland - Age NI

T 0808 808 7575 (advice line)
E info@ageni.org
W www.ageuk.org.uk/northern-ireland

Provides information and advice for older people in the UK.


2 Place Farm

T 01582 832760
E admin@extend.org.uk
W www.extend.org.uk

Provides gentle exercise to music for older people and for anyone of any age with a disability.


10 Court Farm
Stutton Road
Brantham, Manningtree
Suffolk CO11 1PW

T 01473 328330
E info@jabadao.org
W www.jabadao.org

Offers courses to enhance the wellbeing of people in the later stages of dementia, using dance-type movement.

Keep Fit Association (KFA)

T 01403 266000
E kfa@emdp.org
W www.keepfit.org.uk

Membership association offering people the opportunity to meet in a spirit of fun to exercise together. Offers a range of classes, including dedicated classes to people over 50, across the UK.

Walk 4 Life

W www.walk4life.info

Part of the NHS's Change 4 Life initiative. Offers information about walking, and details of walks and walking groups in your area.

Walking for Health

The Ramblers
2nd Floor, 89 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7TW

T 020 7339 8541
W www.walkingforhealth.org.uk
www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/contact  (contact form)

Encourages people to become physically active in their local communities. Walks are free and particularly aimed at people who don't take much exercise.